Operation: Ride for the Red, CRC Supports Services to Armed Forces
The American Red Cross – Central Region – once again hosted the recent “Operation: Ride for the Red” to benefit their Services to Armed Forces, or SAF Program. In its fourth year, CRC continued to be the “Title Sponsor” allowing CRC employees to ride along as well.
The SAF Program helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service. Since 9/11, the Red Cross has served more than one million military families. The Red Cross is the only military services organization that supports military families from the day they enlist through their time as a veteran.
The ride began at the American Red Cross location in Camarillo, California, and took cyclers through beautiful Ventura County with a 30-, 60- or 100-mile bicycle ride with periodic rest stops.
Our “CRC Cali Bears” riding team had a great time participating on behalf of this much-needed military program. Lisa Croft, CRC NGL Scheduler, came from Los Angeles to ride and said, “The American Red Cross “Operation: Ride for the Red” event was a special ride for me. I have a daughter who is now a U.S. Army Veteran and two nieces who are active duty in the U.S. Navy. The American Red Cross does so much to support our active duty military families and our veterans in times of need. I’m proud to work for a company like CRC that finds importance in sponsoring and supporting an organization like the Red Cross and our military families.”
Diane Krehbiel-Delson, one of the Co-Founders of “Operation: Ride for the Red” stated, “We’re so very grateful that CRC continues to be the Title Sponsor of this event. We know that the American Red Cross and CRC prioritize support to Veterans and active military and this ride has allowed our partnership to grow stronger every year while bringing more attention to the SAF Program. One hundred percent of CRC’s donation and the profits go directly to sustain the SAF Program.”