Konica Minolta Supports Red Cross Giving Day for Second Consecutive Year
Red Cross surpasses last year raising $2,515,995 through 5,700 donations from supporters, helping 28,429 families
RAMSEY, NJ, May 2, 2016 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that the company has stepped forward as a $25,000 Community Supporter of Red Cross 2016 Giving Day.
Red Cross Giving Day was held on Thursday, April 21, designed to rally people in New Jersey and across the country to support the Red Cross as it meets its critical and lifesaving mission of helping families who have been affected by disaster or emergencies. The generous gifts totaling $2,515,995 received from donors will provide urgent relief to 28,429 families who need it most.
“This is our second year participating in Giving Day which proved to be an employee effort we can all be proud of,” said Kay Du Fernandez, vice president, marketing. “Konica Minolta employees generously give back both locally and nationally, serving together through companywide efforts. The outpouring of donations from our employees was remarkable.”
Konica Minolta encouraged its employees to participate on April 21 and they donated $5,855.00, which the company matched in Giving Day support.
“We are grateful for the generous support of Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc.,” said David Lewis, interim regional CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “Every day New Jersey families are impacted by home fires and other disasters. Konica Minolta’s contribution will help us continue to provide help and hope to our neighbors in need.”
Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters nationwide – the vast majority of these are home fires – where a family has lost everything; the roof over their heads, their clothes, and their most cherished possessions. In New Jersey, the Red Cross responds annually to nearly 900 disasters, mostly home fires.
Giving Day’s #help1family effort can help a family begin to recover from a disaster by:
- Supporting a family in urgent need with a day’s worth of food and other essentials.
- Delivering blankets to ensure families stay warm and can get a good night’s sleep.
- Providing clean-up kits after a disaster including vital items like mops, buckets and disinfectant.
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.
About the American Red Cross in New Jersey
The American Red Cross provides programs and services to a population of 8.8 million in New Jersey. The Red Cross trains and mobilizes more than 5,800 volunteers who support the delivery of services throughout the state. In New Jersey, last year, the Red Cross responded to 889 local disasters, mostly home fires, helping 1,820 displaced families; collected 88,439 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; provided 3,920 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals; and trained 117,088 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics. For more information, please visit redcross.org/NJ and follow us on Twitter @NJRedCross.
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About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognitions, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.countonkonicaminolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.
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Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
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