AccuWeather Global Weather Center – June 2015 – AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, is pleased to announce its continuing alliance with the American Red Cross to assist weather disaster victims everywhere. Today is “All in 1 Day” – the inaugural Red Cross Giving Day and a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of all that the Red Cross does throughout the year.
“Over the past four years, our partnership with AccuWeather has facilitated tremendous fundraising. This money was raised at the most critical of times in the wake of both national and international traumatic storms and disasters,” Ellen Kyzer, CEO of the Central Pennsylvania Region of the American Red Cross said. “We are deeply grateful to AccuWeather for making this possible as it strengthens our ability to provide relief and aid to those in the greatest need. We look forward to continuing our meaningful relationship, joining together to help others.”
In its work with the Red Cross, AccuWeather uses the worldwide reach of the AccuWeather.com global web site to help visitors learn more about the Red Cross relief efforts and facilitate donations to support those impacted by severe weather.
Barry Lee Myers, AccuWeather’s CEO said, “Our efforts are global and designed to provide channels that allow people to help others who are suffering from severe natural disasters. When our users read about or view tragic human suffering reported on AccuWeather.com, they are often inspired to help those that are affected. People are good at heart and want to help but often do not know how or where. We help facilitate that process of giving.”
AccuWeather and the Red Cross have partnered through major weather disasters including Superstorm Sandy, the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak, Tropical Cyclone Pam, and the Nepal Earthquake.
“The severe weather events that have marked the start of summer have not only broken records, they have shattered them. Thousands have lost everything they own, many without flood insurance who are now homeless,” Mike Smith,” Sr. Vice President/Chief Innovation Executive for AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions said. “AccuWeather and its meteorologists are devoted to saving lives and protecting property and work to do their part in the face of the magnitude of the destruction caused by these severe weather events. We encourage everyone to help by donating to the Red Cross and other worthy organizations.”
AccuWeather’s mission to provide forecasts with Superior Accuracy(TM) that protect and improve lives, combined with the Red Cross’ critical work supporting communities impacted by natural disasters that leave them with nowhere else to turn, make them a natural match for a growing relationship that benefits people in need.
To donate to the Red Cross, go to https://givingday.redcross.org today.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute(TM) forecasts with Superior Accuracy(TM) with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather’s CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.