Today, the American Red Cross of Washtenaw County received a $50,000 contribution this week from Ann Arbor-based Con-way Inc. and its employees for the Japan Earthquake Relief Efforts.
Con-way employees nationwide participated in a campaign to raise relief donations, which netted close to $25,000. The company then pitched in with a matching corporate contribution of $25,000 raising the total Con-way donation to $50,000. A check was presented to the American Red Cross of Washtenaw County during a ceremony at Con-way’s corporate headquarters this week in Ann Arbor.
“The Red Cross is very grateful for Con-way’s generous donation,” said Donna Duvin, executive director of the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross. “This will help so many who have been devastated in Japan.”
“Con-way has been a long-time supporter of the American Red Cross and the good work they do locally, nationally and globally,” said Doug Stotlar, president and chief executive officer of Con-way Inc. “It is part of our culture to help those around us, as well as others across the globe whom we’ve never met yet have suffered from tragic circumstances. I am proud of the generosity of our Con-way employees for helping those in Japan as they try to rebuild their homes, towns and country.”
Duvin added that The American Red Cross has committed to raising $100 million for the Japan Earthquake Relief Efforts and that Con-way’s contribution provides a significant boost to the Washtenaw County chapter’s share of that relief fund goal.
About the American Red Cross of Washtenaw County
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. To help the victims of thousands of other disasters across the country, you can make a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW. Internet users can make secure online credit card donations by visiting www.redcross.org. For more information, call the Washtenaw Red Cross chapter at 734-971-5300.
About Con-way Inc.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) is a $5.0 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Con-way delivers industry-leading services through its primary operating companies of Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services, and trailer manufacturing. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. For more information about Con-way, visit www.con-way.com.