COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth year in a row, White Castle, America's first fast food restaurant, is partnering with the American Red Cross to expand its love for its communities and support the work done by American Red Cross volunteers throughout the nation.
"The team members at White Castle are dedicated to supporting our communities and great organizations, like the American Red Cross, that do so much to help so many," said Jamie Richardson, Vice President of White Castle. "It's amazing the positive difference even one person can make and it brings us great pride to see the impact our loyal Cravers make when they work together to support a worthy cause."
From December 10 to December 30, 2017, White Castle will accept donations at all of its restaurants in increments of $1, $3 and $5 to support the Red Cross' disaster relief efforts to help families recover from home fires. Customers who donate can show their support by placing paper Red Crosses on the wall at their local White Castle. All proceeds raised will go to support the Red Cross disaster relief efforts across the nation.
The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Donations to the Red Cross help the organization provide safe shelter, food, emergency relief supplies, emotional support and health services to those in the wake of disasters.
"We hope all of our Cravers will spread the holiday cheer this season and consider making a donation to the American Red Cross to help them continue their important work done throughout many communities across the nation," Richardson said.
About White Castle®
White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain based in Columbus, Ohio, has been making Bold Moves™ as a family-owned business for more than 96 years. Cravers on-the-go can access sweet deals and place a pick-up order any time in the official White Castle app (iTunes App Store or Google Play) or in the frozen aisle at a grocery store near you. www.whitecastle.com
About Castle Shares™
By feeding hunger, hope and dreams, the White Castle family helps build strong, thriving, Craver communities through the Castle Shares program. Founder Billy Ingram believed in taking care of people and giving back to the community. His philosophy still remains a focus of the family-owned business today. White Castle donates $2.1 million every year to a variety of charities across the nation, including over $850,000 to Autism Speaks in 2016. The White Castle family supports more than 50 charities each year with volunteers, money and food donations.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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