Hilton Grand Vacations Partners with the American Red Cross to Support Disaster Relief
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Hilton Grand Vacations partnered with the American Red Cross to kick off “Early Giving Day.” This is the second annual fundraising campaign that supports urgent disaster relief across the US. This campaign took place on March 14th, right before the ninth annual Red Cross Giving Day coming up on March 22.
Each year in the US, natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and wildfires cost over $150 billion in damages. Not only do these events cost a significant amount, but they result in immeasurable suffering for families that lose homes and suffer injuries. The Red Cross responds to an emergency every eight minutes ensuring the people that are impacted have the resources they need. Hilton Grand Vacations matched donations dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 on March 14 to support the emergency response efforts.
Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations, commented:
“The American Red Cross is a crucial non-profit organization that makes a world of a difference in people’s lives when it matters the most. It’s an honor to partner with such an incredible cause that provides critical – and often lifesaving – support to those impacted by disasters. We’re proud to contribute to the important work of the Red Cross, so they can continue to bring a light of hope to vulnerable people and communities.”
Eric Corliss, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross of Central Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, stated:
“In times of disaster, help can’t wait. Whether an emergency is felt by an entire community or a few people, it turns lives upside down—especially for the most vulnerable who depend on the Red Cross for help and hope. Our humanitarian mission wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of donors like Hilton Grand Vacations that ensure we are ready to help immediately, every day, in communities across the country.”
Hilton Grand Vacations has a long-standing partnership with the Red Cross through their corporate social responsibility program, HGV Serves. This program creates impactful, positive change for various underserved communities and individuals. In addition to disaster relief, Hilton Grand Vacations also focuses on homelessness, veterans, and youth development. The company encourages team members to support their community through volunteer events.
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