In acknowledgement of its support of the American Red Cross’ efforts to raise money for victims of Superstorm Sandy, the American Red Cross’ Los Angeles Region presented NHRA with a special plaque.
During the 2012 season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, NHRA helped the American Red Cross set up a donation booth at the main spectator entrance at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and also promoted the American Red Cross’ online donation page through its many media channels.
Jayne Goldman made the presentation to NHRA Executive Vice President/General Manager Peter Clifford at NHRA’s Glendora, Calif., headquarters Jan. 29.
The plaque reads:
With deep appreciation to
National Hot Rod Association
Thank you for your generous gift to support disaster relief and recovery efforts
in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Your contribution helped to provide
shelter, food, emotional support and relief supplies to families and
communities in need — sending a message of comfort and hope. We are deeply
grateful for your compassion and your generosity
NHRA’s work with the American Red Cross on behalf of the Sandy victims is just the most recent example of NHRA’s outreach to Americans in time of disaster. After a devastating outbreak of tornados in the Southeast in the spring of 2011, NHRA and the Red Cross, with the help of NHRA racers led by Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Steve Johnson, raised funds at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. The monies went directly to help those affected by the tornado disasters. In 2004, NHRA participated in a similar effort, helping raise disaster funds for Hurricane Katrina victims through donation drops during the annual NHRA U.S. Nationals and vigorous promotion of the relief efforts through numerous channels.