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CES Donates to Red Cross on Giving Tuesday

CES Donates to Red Cross on Giving Tuesday

DALLAS, Texas — City Electric Supply (CES) is proud to announce that it has donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross to help families in North Texas who have been affected by house fires.

“We are grateful for our continued partnership with City Electric Supply to further the mission of the American Red Cross,” said Keith Rhodes, CEO, American Red Cross North Texas Region. “As an annual disaster relief partner, their generosity helps the Red Cross meet the needs of those affected by disasters across the nation.”

Giving Tuesday is all about offering help where help is needed most. The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes. According to the American Red Cross, 90% of their annual service delivery involves single-family home fires. Each year, the American Red Cross responds to over 60,000 home fires across the U.S.

The Give Something that Means Something initiative, an online giving event organized to help those affected in Texas by home fires, was joined by other businesses, such as AT&T, Highmark Residential, Aeristo, and several others. It couldn’t have come at a better time, as many of the fires continue to happen even in the midst of the holiday season. According to the American Red Cross, the organization responded to over 560 home fires in Texas last year, between November and January alone.

“CES Cares couldn’t be prouder to join the American Red Cross in this holiday campaign,” said CES Cares Social Impact Manager Karen Gray. “So many families are affected by home fires, and, in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, they will face new difficulties this holiday season. We are honored to be a part of the help that these North Texas families will receive, and we hope that it will make a life-changing impact.”

The American Red Cross hopes to raise $300,000, which would help assist 500 affected families who lost everything this holiday season.

 

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