Help Now: New Red Cross Website to Support Flood Victims

Tuesday June 24, 2008 | Filed under: Community, Industry Initiatives, Members

You may have read in recent communications that ASI launched an effort to collect donations for the American Red Cross to help the tens of thousands of innocent people whose lives have been disrupted by flooding in the Midwest.

Unfortunately, in some cases the water hasn't receded as much as expected and in others more rainfall has made already serious situations worse. 

The Red Cross has indicated that it desperately needs cash contributions for its Disaster Relief Fund and has set up an exclusive Website for receiving online donations from ASI members, employees and industry colleagues - it's at

To help those in need of immediate food, shelter and clothing, The Cohn Family and ASI have made a cash contribution of $25,000 on behalf of our employees and 25,000 members, and The Cohn Family and ASI will make a second $20,000 donation when total industry contributions reach $100,000. 

I urge you to visit today and do what you can to help.  This Website will automatically track the amount of each donation, so that it's counted by ASI toward the $100,000 goal.  Just so you know, all other information is kept strictly confidential and we don't see names, companies or anything else.

If you've already donated using the link that was provided in my earlier messages - different from the new one in this message - and you faxed the receipt to Mark Quinn at ASI, at 215-953-3908, then your donation was counted and thanks for your support.

Your generous giving in recent ASI charitable drives for disasters like the Florida hurricanes and the South Asia tsunami was a warm reminder of how compassionate and caring we are not only as individuals, but as an industry.  Please join me in making a difference.