BELLEVUE, Wash., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Outerwall Inc. is joining its employees and Americans in supporting the disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross as a result of the tornadoes in the Midwest and Southern United States. Americans can donate their spare change at Coinstar® donation-enabled kiosks across the United States and the American Red Cross will receive funds within 48 hours.
To make a donation at a Coinstar kiosk, individuals simply select the "donate" option from the menu, choose the American Red Cross, and pour in any amount of change to support relief efforts providing food, shelter and other assistance to victims of severe weather and tornados. The Red Cross will receive 100 percent of the value of the donations.
"We are putting the power of our nationwide network of Coinstar locations to work to support the communities impacted by recent tornadoes in the Midwest and Southern United States," said J. Scott Di Valerio, chief executive officer of Outerwall Inc. "Spare change and micro-donations add up quickly and depositing coins at a Coinstar kiosk is an easy way to help the people impacted by this horrible disaster get back on their feet."
"The impact of this severe weather is devastating and the road to recovery will be long for many families in its path," said Roger Lowe, senior vice president of communications at the American Red Cross. "We appreciate Outerwall's support of American Red Cross disaster relief, and its help in collecting and getting donations to where they are needed most."
Consumers can find a nearby Coinstar kiosk with the donation option by visiting www.coinstar.com. Individuals can also donate directly to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.
About Outerwall Inc.
Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) has more than 20 years of experience creating some of the most profitable spaces for their retail partners. The company mission is to create a better everyday by delivering breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers. As the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services, and ecoATM® electronics recycling kiosks, Outerwall is leading the next generation of automated retail and paving the way for inventive, scalable businesses. Outerwall™ kiosks are in neighborhood grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants, malls, and other retail locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Learn more at www.outerwall.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.