SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ever dreamed of riding in the Goodyear Blimp? How about a VIP backstage experience with Britney Spears, or throwing the first pitch at a LA Dodgers game? More than 50 iHeartMedia radio stations in California have donated over 40 incredible experiences to raise money for Get Prepared California!, an initiative of the American Red Cross and the California Earthquake Authority to help people prepare, survive, and recover from California's next earthquake. This is the sixth year of the campaign and a milestone year with a lofty goal to hit over $1 Million for the cause.
Fans are invited to bid-on or buy one-of-a-kind experiences hosted on IfOnly, a marketplace for extraordinary experiences that benefit worthy causes around the world, starting at $150 per person. The Get Prepared California! Auction on IfOnly will be live at www.IfOnly.com/RedCross through May 2nd.
"This auction is such a great opportunity to promote the importance of earthquake preparedness across our state and to join forces with the American Red Cross to help Californians take the steps they need to be prepared," said California Earthquake Authority CEO Glenn Pomeroy.
During the past five years, the auction has raised nearly $890,000. All proceeds of the auction have helped support 32 chapters of the American Red Cross in communities throughout California. The American Red Cross has more than 27,000 volunteers in the Golden State, who provide disaster relief to affected families and teach disaster-preparedness training to Californians.
"We are thrilled to partner once again with the California Earthquake Authority and iHeartMedia in support of the Red Cross mission. Reaching the $1 million mark will go a long way in providing the resources needed to support our disaster-relief efforts and assisting those in need," said Jarrett Barrios, CEO of the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region.
"iHeartMedia is dedicated to serving the communities in which we live and work," said Kevin LeGrett, President of iHeartMedia's Southwest Division. "We are proud to partner with IfOnly to bring entertainment experiences to our listeners and donors while also having a meaningful impact in California for earthquake preparedness."
The experiences are live through May 2, 2016.
For the duration of the auction, fans can bid-on, buy, or win over 30 incredible experiences including the below opportunities:
- Meet Britney Spears in Las Vegas with a Hotel Stay
- Meet Ricky Martin at an Upcoming Performance
- Meet Shawn Mendes at his Concert in LA
- Throw the First Pitch at an LA Dodgers Game
- Go VIP at the Billboard Music Awards
- Meet Lorde at Outside Lands in San Francisco
- Meet Maroon 5 at KIIS FM's Wango Tango with Pit Access
- Meet Muse in Nashville
- Meet the Lumineers on their Final Tour Stop
- 4 Tickets to the Disney Holiday Party
There are many more experiences listed on IfOnly such as Green Day, Céline Dion, New Kids on the Block, Ed Sheeran, and many more. Please visit ifonly.com/redcross to view all of the experiences. Bidding via IfOnly ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific on May 2nd.
The annual Get Prepared California! Auction to support the American Red Cross was created in 2012 to promote earthquake preparedness. This year's auction items were secured by iHeartMedia's California stations, which will also promote the auction on-air and online. The Get Prepared California! Auction is sponsored by the California Earthquake Authority.
IfOnly is a premium experiential marketplace that offers exclusive experiences and gifts to members who are passionate about food and wine, sports, music, entertainment, fashion, travel, and more. IfOnly partners with A-list and local luminaries to curate incredible experiences at every price point, with a portion of the proceeds from each experience sold benefiting a charitable cause. IfOnly works with over 300 A list luminaries, helps to support over 250 charities, and has sold thousands of experiences since the launch in late 2012. Founded by serial entrepreneur Trevor Traina, IfOnly investors include American Express Ventures, Conde Nast, Allen & Company, Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and others. Learn more about IfOnly at www.ifonly.com.
About the CEA
CEA is a publicly managed, privately funded, not-for-profit organization that provides residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake damage and loss. CEA policies now offer more coverage choices and deductible options, so getting covered is more affordable than ever before. Learn more at EarthquakeAuthority.com.
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, visit www.redcross.org or contact your local chapter.
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