Network Solutions is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief Fund to support those affected by the recent disaster.
In addition the company has pledged an additional $50,000 in matching funds for contributions made to the fund by employees.
Every donation made to the fund allows the Red Cross to provide food, counseling, and other assistance to those in need.
The 2005 Fund is the agency’s largest mobilization of resources in its history for a single natural disaster.
Network Solutions is encouraging all of its customers to support relief organizations of their choice as they assist residents of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast region.
Among them are AmeriCares (americares.org) and Network for Good (networkforgood.org) besides others listed on Network’s website (Katrina-rescue.com).
Because of the size and nature of the relief efforts being conducted by all organizations, Network is reminding all donors that no matter what organization they donate to they should read all of the chosen organization’s instructions regarding earmarking donations towards a specific cause before donating to ensure that donations are processed toward Hurricane Katrina Relief.
For example, all donations to the Red Cross 2005 Relief Fund should be earmarked either in the memo line of the check or on the online donation form to go towards the Hurricane 2005 Relief Fund.
Network Solutions, founded in 1979, is the leading provider of internet services web hosting, web site design, online marketing, email, and more, according to their website. They have approximately 500 employees and are based in Herndon, VA.
The company also has an affiliate program available in nine languages and marketing resources accessible on their website.
Other relief resources include the Convoy of Hope (convoyofhope.org) at 417-823-8998.
Rooms To Go is donating 4,000 rooms of furniture for Katrina victims and is asking for household goods, beddings, kitchen items, large non-perishable items, and linens in bagged, boxed, or ready-to-ship condition. For more information, call 1-888-709-5380, Option 1 or go to roomstogo.com on the web.
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