VR pledges $50,000 for hurricane victims | SummitDaily.com

VR pledges $50,000 for hurricane victims

VAIL Vail Resorts Chairman and CEO Adam Aron announced Friday that the company signed on as a sponsor to the city and county of Denvers efforts to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The focal point of the effort is a Dave Matthews Band concert at Denvers Red Rocks Amphitheater on Monday, Sept. 12. Vail Resorts cash contribution will be $50,000, and will be made on behalf of the shareholders and employees of Vail Resorts, Vail Resorts Development Company, Rock Resorts and the Grand Teton Lodge Co. It is hoped that the funds raised from the Dave Matthews Band Benefit Concert for Katrina Victims could range in the neighborhood of $1 million to $2 million. The magnitude of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina is beyond comprehension, Aron said. So many Americans are hurting today as a result of this tragic natural disaster. Vail Resorts is eager to make a financial contribution to our fellow Americans in need at a very difficult time in their lives.Keystone Resort, owned by Vail Resorts, will collect donations for the American Red Cross at the Taste of Keystone today.

To help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, contact the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800 HELP-NOW or, for Spanish, 1 (800) 257-7575. Donate online at http://www.redcross.org, or for the Spanish website, visit http://www.cruzrojaamericana.org. Checks can be sent to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.

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