More than 120 volunteers gather to build comfort kits and sign cards for victims of disaster and members of the military.
WHAT: Quicken Loans and American Red Cross Volunteer Event. Quicken Loans team members will volunteer with the American Red Cross to help build comfort kits for victims of disaster and sign cards for members of the military. The volunteer activity will help the American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Region fulfill its mission.
WHO: Quicken Loans Team Members and American Red Cross Volunteers and Leadership, including; American Red Cross, Nominating Committee Board Chair, Cindy Dion and Quicken Loans Vice President of Mortgage Banking in Detroit, Joel Gurman
WHY: To help the community by building comfort kits for victims of disaster and signing cards for members of the military.
WHEN: Friday, May 17, 2013 / 11 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: Cadillac Square, Downtown Detroit / the intersection of Woodward and Michigan Avenue, across from Campus Martius
American Red Cross Emergency Services
The American Red Cross plays a key role during crisis situations, providing a network of emergency response services. Everyday your local Red Cross responds to an average of five home fires and other disasters a day in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb, Washtenaw, Lenawee, Monroe and St. Clair counties, providing needed services to distressed families.
With the help of people, like you who volunteer, and contribute financially, we provide immediate emergency relief following disasters in the form of:
- Emergency food, clothing, temporary shelter and personal care items to disaster victims as needed.
- Facilitate inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area
- Referrals to out resources for long-term needs
American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces
The American Red Cross was founded to aid fallen soldiers on the battlefield. Today this effort
continues through Red Cross services for military families. In times of emergencies, the Red Cross keeps people in touch with loved ones serving in the United States Military.
- Service to the Military is made up of a network of Armed Forces Emergency Centers, more than 800 Red Cross Chapters nationwide and offices on 100 military institutions around the world.
- The Red Cross provides a trained compassionate staff to assist you in times of emergency as well as brief military personnel and family members on Red Cross services when troops are deployed.
- The Red Cross emergency communication services reach United States military installations, embassies and ships at sea around the world.
Quicken Loans Community Involvement
Quicken Loans Community Relations Team helps coordinate the company’s support of 250 non-profits and charitable organizations throughout Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, California and Arizona communities. Last year Quicken Loans donated more than $7 million to these organizations and the team members volunteered more than 10,000 hours.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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.
About Quicken Loans:
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online home lender and the country’s third largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed a record $70 billion of volume across all 50 states in 2012. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Quicken Loans also ranked among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE Magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the last 10 consecutive years. It ranked in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for the past eight years, ranking in the top-5 in 2012. The company recently moved its headquarters and more than 8,000 of its nearly 10,000 team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at facebook.com/QuickenLoans.