FAIRFIELD, NJ – Today, Wednesday, April 26 is American Red Cross 2017 Giving Day and Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. has stepped forward as a community supporter. 

Red Cross Giving Day is a one-day event on Wednesday, April 26, designed to rally people in New Jersey and nationwide to support the Red Cross as it meets its critical and lifesaving mission of helping families who have been affected by disaster or emergencies. Konica Minolta will match Red Cross Giving Day donations dollar for dollar up to $25,000.

"As a company, we are committed to help build a better world through the dedication of our time and resources,” said Kay Du Fernandez, vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta. "We encourage other New Jersey businesses to participate in the American Red Cross Giving Day and join together to support local families who have been affected by tragedy and are in need."

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Nearly every eight minutes, the Red Cross helps a family that may have lost everything - the roof over their heads, their clothes, their most cherished possessions - to a home fire or other disaster. Last year in New Jersey, the Red Cross responded to more than 760 home fires and provided compassionate care and emergency assistance to 1,800 displaced families. A gift to this one-day awareness effort can help provide urgent relief like shelter, food, blankets and other essentials to those devastated by disasters.

“We are thankful for Konica Minolta’s continued support of the America Red Cross mission,” said Ana Montero, CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “Each day we see New Jersey families that have been devastated by home fires and other disasters. Konica Minolta’s generous gift will help us provide help and hope to families when they need it most.”

Donations can be made now by visiting redcross.org/GivingDay/NewJersey. A $10 donation to the Red Cross can be made by texting REDCROSS to 90999. All donations will be processed on April 26, 2017.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; 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. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About the American Red Cross in New Jersey 

The American Red Cross provides programs and services to a population of 8.8 million in New Jersey. The Red Cross trains and mobilizes more than 5,300 volunteers who support the delivery of services throughout the state. In New Jersey, last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 760 local disasters, mostly home fires, helping more than 1,800 displaced families; collected more than 89,100 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; provided more than 3,500 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals; and trained more than 116,100 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics. For more information, please visit redcross.org/NJ and follow us on Twitter @NJRedCross.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 10 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2016 America's Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.