Monday, April 23, 2018
CHARLOTTE, NC – The American Red Cross today recognized Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) for its gift of a next generation emergency response vehicle. This high-tech vehicle allows the Red Cross to efficiently deploy life-sustaining resources regionally and nationally when disasters occur.
“Our signature emergency response vehicles are on the front lines during disasters, delivering help and hope when people need it most,” said Angela Broome Powley, American Red Cross Regional CEO. “But the fleet is aging. So, we are relying on partners like Sealed Air to continue to deliver the Red Cross mission in our community.”
Vehicles have always been core to the Red Cross mission. In 1984 the vehicles were standardized to an ambulance design for disaster response. While effective, the ambulance style vehicles presented certain limitations. The new next generation emergency response vehicles are more efficient, more visible and inviting, and much more helpful to survivors during some of life’s darkest moments.
“We are pleased to support the American Red Cross and help address growing needs in the region through this new emergency response vehicle,” said Ted Doheny, Sealed Air President and CEO. “Sealed Air is proud of our long-time partnership with the American Red Cross, which further supports our vision to create a better way for life.”
Since announcing the relocation of their global headquarters to Charlotte in 2015, Sealed Air has donated over $370,000 to support the Red Cross. In addition to the gift of the emergency response vehicle, Sealed Air employees and volunteers packed 1,000 hygiene comfort kits. These kits will be distributed by the Red Cross to individuals and families who have been displaced from their homes by a disaster like a home fire, flood or tornado.
With nearly 270 chapters nationwide, the Red Cross alleviates suffering in practically every U.S. community. Last year in the Charlotte area, the Red Cross responded to 1,357 local disasters and helped 5,214 disaster victims.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Sealed Air Corporation
Sealed Air Corporation is a knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enable a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.5 billion in sales in 2017 and has approximately 15,000 employees who serve customers in 122 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.