MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced today that it will be donating one million dollars to the American Red Cross in support toward disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
"The devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind will be felt for a long time in the communities in which we live and work," said Steve Cannon, president and CEO, MBUSA. "It's our hope that this donation can provide some small measure of relief for the families and businesses affected as the recovery and rebuilding begins."
The company has a strong presence in the Northeastern United States with its headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey, a regional office in Parsippany, New Jersey, Parts Distribution Center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, Vehicle Preparation Center in Baltimore, Maryland and 83 dealerships throughout the Northeastern corridor.
In addition to monetary support, the company is encouraging its employees to volunteer in their local communities (for which the company offers time off from work for qualifying employees) and to donate individually, taking advantage of the company's matching gifts program.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.
MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans and smart in the US. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com
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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
SOURCE Mercedes-Benz USA