August 4, 2014
ACE Supports the American Red Cross with $28,070
Four years ago, American Red Cross volunteers helped ACE store manager, Aleshia Williams, recover from a house fire. Today, Williams and her colleagues are partners of their local American Red Cross and recently supported them with $28,070 during ACE's annual fundraiser, the Give a Little Campaign.
"I am blown away by the generosity of our customers and the passionate work of our employees," said Kelly Milligan, Region Vice President of ACE. "We are proud to make such a meaningful impact on our local American Red Cross and we appreciate all that they do to serve our community."
This campaign is a national in-store fundraiser that supports charities that are chosen by ACE employees. This year’s Give a Little Campaign raised more than $358,000 nationally for the local chapters of AdoptAClassroom.org, American Red Cross, Back on My Feet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, National Down Syndrome Society and the Stars Scholarship Fund.
"We are so thrilled with this support from ACE Cash Express and their generous customers. We are only able to provide disaster response to families because of the ongoing donations from companies and individuals throughout Louisiana, and we are very appreciative," said Kay Wilkins, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross -Louisiana Region.
Williams is a store manager in Terrytown, La. and said that she is grateful for the assistance that the American Red Cross gave her during her time of need. She thanks the Red Cross staff and volunteers for their help and appreciates the opportunity to give back to the organization through her efforts during the Give a Little Campaign.