ENGLEWOOD, CO (October 21, 2016) – iLendingDIRECT, a national finance and insurance marketing firm that focuses on auto refinancing, announced that it has made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help with fleet services when a disaster strikes. The Englewood-based company maintains an active philanthropic presence to help those in need.
In the recent wake of Hurricane Matthew, the American Red Cross is currently delivering vital emergency supplies and services in the impacted areas on the East coast. At the same time, crews are battling wildfires across the state of Colorado where families have lost their homes.
“Events like these are exactly why we need to continue to support the efforts of the American Red Cross, as they help families and communities get back on their feet,” Nancy Fitzgerald, President of iLendingDIRECT, said. “You never know when we’ll find ourselves in need of the services and resources the American Red Cross provides,” continued Fitzgerald.
“The American Red Cross relies on the power of our volunteers and generosity of our donors to alleviate human suffering, be it in our local community or in communities such as those currently affect by hurricane Matthew. This generous donation, from iLendingDIRECT, to support our fleet vehicles needs has a direct impact on our mission and allows us to mobilize our team of volunteers to the scene of a disaster, help us pre-position resources, distribute food and clean-up supplies to impacted communities and so much more.” Gina Greco, Regional CEO American Red Cross Colorado & Wyoming
A home fire is the most common disaster. On average, Red Cross volunteers respond to a disaster once a day right here in Colorado. While we support this type of daily disaster, we also support the wildfires, such as the Junkins Fire currently causing so many to be evacuated and left seeking shelter. It’s this kind of generosity that helps us fulfill our promise to be there, to give hope and help to those who find themselves in need.
At an annual conference last month, attended by Fitzgerald, in San Diego, CA, the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) announced the American Red Cross as their 2017 Charity of the Year partner. AFLA highlights a charity each year, encouraging members to support the charity through volunteerism and/or donations. Directly following the presentation, Fitzgerald pledged the $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross.
“I was moved by the presentation and the compassionate care the organization provides to those in need. iLendingDIRECT’s mission is to protect and empower through education, innovation and smart financial solutions. We are dedicated to changing lives and giving back to the community,” Fitzgerald said.
The check presentation took place at iLendingDIRECT’s Englewood, CO office. On hand from the American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming Chapter were four board members; Lori O’Flaherty, former SVP at CoBank, Tammie Lowrie, Partner at BKD, Dr. David Markenson, Division VP Graduate Medical Education for the Continental and Mountain Divisions with HCA Physician Services Group and Jenni Gasbarro, Senior Director Donor Relations.
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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.