COTG DONATES $4,600 TO AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR OKLAHOMA TORNADO RELIEF
Bolingbrook, Illinois – June 24, 2013 – On May 20th, a large tornado
tore through the town of Moore, Oklahoma, devastating the area. The tornado was
rated an EF5, the highest possible, with 210 mile per hour winds. In this fatal
disaster, two dozen people lost their lives, hundreds were injured and thousands
of buildings were damaged. Understanding that immediate assistance was needed, employees
at COTG came together to raise funds for the victims of this tragedy.
For two weeks, COTG held a fundraiser where employees could purchase raffle tickets
or make donations, with COTG matching 100% of the proceeds. After hundreds of donations
were received throughout the event, COTG’s total donation to the American Red Cross
totaled $4,600. A formal check presentation took place on Friday, June 21st for
COTG to present the donations to a representative from 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 http://www.redcross.org
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