American Red Cross and Ask Jeeves Help Hurricane Victims
Ask Jeeves today announced that the Company has teamed with the American Red Cross to aid victims of the recent hurricanes and other disasters. Ask Jeeves has launched redcross.ask.com to offer people an easy way to help the Red Cross. Ask Jeeves will donate 100 percent of the profits generated from searches conducted on this site with a minimum donation of $50,000 and a maximum donation of $1 million.
Redcross.Ask.com features the same searching capabilities as Ask Jeeves (Ask.com) with the only difference is that all profits generated from this site will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the organization to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.
Facing the possibility of a fourth major storm to hit the United States in just over a month, the American Red Cross is seeking financial support, this search partnership should help.
“The American Red Cross relies on the support of people throughout the country to be able to provide food, shelter and other services in times of crisis. Ask Jeeves is offering their support at a time when the hurricanes have left thousands in need. So, tell a friend. Tell a family member. Then start searching and giving. Ask Jeeves has made it simple to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Skip Seitz, Senior Vice President of Growth and Integrated Development for the American Red Cross.
Hurricane Charley hit Florida Aug. 13. It was closely followed by Hurricane Frances. Now Hurricane Ivan has hit the region. And Tropical Storm Jeanne could be next.
Charley’s costs to the Red Cross were expected to top $50 million. Frances was expected to add another $30 million. The cost of Ivan has yet to be determined.