RICHMOND, Va., 2016-Mar-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, announces a new sponsorship with The American Red Cross to support disaster response work through the Disaster Responder Program.
Disaster Responder Program member donations help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.
“When disasters occur in the communities where CarMax associates live and work, they often seek ways to provide support. In response to their interests, CarMax has pledged support to the American Red Cross as a Disaster Responder Member,” said Craig Cronheim, vice president of human resources and loss prevention at CarMax.
In addition to providing financial support, CarMax will provide support to Red Cross chapters across the country through blood drives and volunteer team builders with The CarMax Foundation’s Volunteer Team Builder program.
“The generous donations from Disaster Responder members help the Red Cross assist disaster survivors and support volunteers who work tirelessly at the disaster scene,” said Don Herring, Red Cross chief development officer. “All money donated by program members like CarMax is essential to our ability to fulfill the mission of the Red Cross.”
CarMax, a member of the Fortune 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® for 12 consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 156 superstores in 78 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2015, the company retailed 582,282 used cars and sold 376,186 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com
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.
Jennifer Bartusiak, CarMax Public Relations, (804) 747-0422, ext. 4429, Jen_Bartusiak@carmax.com