Safelite(R) AutoGlass Donates $10,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to Benefit Hurricane Victims

Sep 07, 2004, 01:00 ET from Safelite AutoGlass

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Safelite AutoGlass, the nation's
 largest provider of auto glass repair and replacement services, announces that
 it will donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to
 support the victims of hurricanes Charley and Frances.
     "We've served more than a thousand victims of Hurricane Charley in the
 last three weeks, so our team has seen first-hand the devastation and loss as
 we drive to customers' homes and talk with them at our locations," said Dan
 Wilson, President & Chief Executive Officer. "With Hurricane Frances affecting
 many areas of Florida, including those already recovering from Charley, we
 felt it was important to do something more by supporting the Red Cross
 Disaster Relief efforts."
     Safelite deployed its Catastrophe Action Team (CAT), a team of more than
 25 technicians and support personnel, to Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane
 Charley. In response to Hurricane Frances, Safelite has already begun sending
 additional staff and trucks loaded with inventory and supplies ready to move
 into affected areas. The Catastrophe Action Team is also monitoring the path
 of Hurricane Ivan so that any areas that could be potentially impacted by the
 storm are prepared in advance.
     Safelite's Catastrophe Action Team (CAT) was created in the early 1990s
 and first deployed on a large scale in response to Hurricane Andrew. CAT
 procedures allow the company to prepare for weather-related disasters and
 quickly respond to customers by having additional staffing, glass inventory
 and computers available for immediate deployment to the affected areas. In the
 last twelve years, CAT procedures have helped Safelite respond to dozens of
 weather-related disasters including winter storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and
     Safelite AutoGlass, a division of Columbus, Ohio-based Safelite Group, is
 the nation's largest provider of auto glass repair and replacement services,
 providing service to more than 90 percent of U.S. drivers in all 50 states.
 The company provides convenient mobile service throughout Florida and has 271
 employees in the state. Safelite AutoGlass serves more than 2.1 million
 customers each year through its company-owned operations. For more
 information, visit .

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