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STATE: American Red Cross Receives New Emergency Response Vehicle Donation from Glasspro
Myrtle Beach – The South Carolina Region of the American Red Cross is honored to recognize Glasspro for its gift of an energy efficient emergency response vehicle, which enables the Red Cross to quickly provide food and supplies to people affected by disasters.
"When disaster strikes, Red Cross workers climb into emergency response vehicles and travel through impacted neighborhoods providing food, water and comfort to victims," said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer, South Carolina Region. "Thanks to the generous support of Glasspro, we’ve been able to add a new vehicle to our fleet that will help us reach even more people in need."
This generous donation comes just as hurricane season begins and strengthens the Red Cross’ ability to help South Carolinians before, during and after a storm strikes. For example, the vehicle can quickly transform so that volunteers can either serve thousands of meals a day, following a storm. It will be South Carolina-based but is able to respond to disasters throughout the country.
“Every time a disaster strikes in our state, the Red Cross is there,” said Paul Heinauer, president, Glasspro. “I am so humbled by the ever-present dedication of the organization’s disaster workers. This emergency response vehicle will certainly be put to good use, not only around Myrtle Beach but across the state. Glasspro is blessed to be a part of their good works.”
On Friday morning (June 29), the Red Cross of Eastern SC Board Chairman, Jimmy Feuger, welcomed Heinauer and thanked him for his generous donation. Together with Louise Welch Williams and Red Cross volunteers, Heinauer and Feuger cut the ribbon, officially putting the response vehicle into service.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/SC or @RedCrossSC
Started in 1995, Glasspro is locally owned and currently operates several retail auto glass repair and replacement facilities throughout South Carolina, including Mount Pleasant, Walterboro, North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek, Georgetown, Bluffton, Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia, Rock Hill, Greenville and Spartanburg. Visit www.glasspro.net