Article originally published on CarNewsCafe
Mazda is aiding victims of the disastrous Colorado flooding by making monetary donations to help creatures great and small. The automaker just donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross and $15,000 to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. (You might also remember that Mazda donated $50,000 back in May of this year to help victims of the Oklahoma tornado.)
What's cool about the $15,000 donation to the Humane Society is that a lot of times automakers will donate to great organizations like the Red Cross, but will overlook animal rescue groups or organizations which usually desperately need money when natural disaster strike, like the Colorado floods. For those that listen to the CarNewsCafe Podcast and regularly read our auto news site, you know we big dog people and spend our time helping animals in need. We think it's great Mazda is thinking of 4-legged friends during the Colorado floods too.
“The flooding across the states of Colorado, Texas and New Mexico has been absolutely devastating for not only the people living there but their 4-legged loved ones as well,” commented, Jim O'Sullivan, President and CEO, of Mazda North America.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is a community supported, open-door facility which provides shelter, medical care and behavioral rehabilitation to more than 9,000 animals each year. It was founded in 1902, and the shelter has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Rocky Mountain area and a national leader in animal welfare issues. The mission of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people. Please visit the Humane Society's website to learn more and make a donation – boulderhumane.org.
It's also great Mazda donated $25,000 to the Red Cross to help with disaster supplies, food, shelter, and emotional support to victims of the Colorado flooding. The Red Cross also supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.