Cox Enterprises Commits $800,000 For Recent Storm Victims
June 2, 2011 at 7:33 AM (PT)
COX ENTERPRISES has made a combined cash and in-kind donation of $800,000 to assist the relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts of the communities affected by tornadoes in recent weeks. According to the NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION, APRIL 2011 set a new record for the month with 875 tornadoes, surpassing the previous record of 267. The wave of severe storms continued in MAY and impacted multiple communities COX serves.
"This series of storms has brought shocking devastation, and I'm proud of the response from our employees and businesses to help their neighbors and communities in need," said COX ENTERPRISES Pres./CEO JIMMY HAYES. "COX is committed to helping our employees and the communities we serve -- it's part of our legacy."
COX MEDIA GROUP harnessed the power of its radio and television stations to promote giving opportunities. And AUTOTRADER.COM raised awareness for disaster recovery through web banner ads. Together, COX MEDIA GROUP and AUTOTRADER.COM donated more than $700,000 of in-kind services.