American Red Cross receives grant for disaster training, preparation
September 11, 2012
In celebration of National Preparedness Month, the AAA-funded Community Safety Foundation, which was just recently established in June of this year, provided the American Red Cross with a $1 million grant for disaster training and preparation.
"We're so proud to be partnering with the American Red Cross for this important work," said Rose Guilbault, Community Safety Foundation president. "We knew when we launched our Foundation in June that we really wanted to focus our efforts on getting our communities prepared in advance of disasters and the Red Cross is the undisputed leader in this area."
Using the funds, the American Red Cross will be able to offer disaster training and preparedness throughout the United States where employees of the AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange company live. This marks the second grant provided by the insurance company, following a $1 million donation that was made in June just after the organization's inception.
As large scale operations receive grants that are earmarked for specific projects, they can use a nonprofit financial management
software to distribute money as specified by the philanthropic contributor.