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Danbury's Cartus Joins Forces With Red Cross For Ready 365

Red Cross Account Manager Lou Cassano of the American Red Cross Connecticut Blood Service presented Amy Meichner, Donna Amiano and Roxanna Cassell (not shown) with its 2014 Top Sponsor Award.
Red Cross Account Manager Lou Cassano of the American Red Cross Connecticut Blood Service presented Amy Meichner, Donna Amiano and Roxanna Cassell (not shown) with its 2014 Top Sponsor Award. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. – Danbury-based Cartus is partnering with the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter through its Ready 365 Giving Program, a way for organizations to partner with the Red Cross to support its humanitarian mission.

As part of the partnership, Cartus has contributed $10,000 to the campaign.

“We’re appreciative to Cartus for this generous gift and for becoming a Ready 365 Giving Program Partner in this region,” said Mario Bruno, CEO of American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Cartus’ partnership is a key resource in helping us educate communities on how to be prepared for and recover from any kind of disaster.”

Cartus’ contribution will support American Red Cross emergency preparedness and response services in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

“As a leader in the relocation industry, Cartus has seen firsthand the impact that unforeseen emergencies can have on companies and their employees,” said Bill Wilson, senior vice president of Cartus and Red Cross board of directors member. “Because of this, we fully appreciate the intricacies and value of all that the Red Cross does. Every single day, people are significant beneficiaries of Red Cross services. We’re proud to play a part in supporting the efforts of one of the greatest organizations in the world.”

“When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is there to provide immediate assistance with housing, food and other emergency needs,” Bruno said. “Through Ready365, we look to proactively help families be better prepared for disaster like the residential fires that make up the majority of our local disaster responses.”

Last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 1,000 local disasters in Connecticut and Rhode Island – most of them residential fires. The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will bring Red Cross volunteers into communities to educate residents about fire safety and fire escape planning, as well as to install smoke alarms free of charge.

For more than 60 years, Cartus has provided trusted guidance to organizations that require global relocation solutions. Providing the full spectrum of relocation services, including language and intercultural training, Cartus serves more than half of the Fortune 50.

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