ELYRIA, Oh. — Bendix employees and the company itself raised more than $36,500 for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the company has announced.
Bendix made an initial donation of $10,000 and its employees rallied to raise nearly $13,500 more. Bendix then matched that effort bringing the total to about $36,500.
The American Red Cross says about $2 billion will be required over the next three years to meet its cost of the emergency needs of survivors.
“The Bendix family extends its deepest sympathies to the thousands of people who are affected by these devastating hurricanes hitting the Gulf Coast,” said Joe McAleese, Bendix president and CEO. “Once again, our employees opened their hearts to help those impacted by an unprecedented natural disaster, and we’re proud of their generous, enthusiastic and compassionate response. We are hopeful that our contribution will provide meals, shelter and financial assistance to those whose lives have been impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.”
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