CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2005) — Big O Tires Inc. has donated $65,000 to the American Red Cross to help fund Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
The donation was funded by the company's 560-plus franchisees, Big O and its parent company, TBC Corp.
Greg Kimberlin, a Big O franchisee from Lagrange, Ky., and chairman of the company's franchise advisory council, presented a check on behalf of all the franchisees and the company while attending meetings in the Washington, D. C., area.
“All of us who work in the Big O Tires system were deeply moved by the difficult circumstances our citizens experienced from the effects of Hurricane Katrina,” Mr. Kimberlin said. “We support the efforts of the American Red Cross as they work to improve the lives of those who have literally lost everything.”
Karen Ogden, development officer of disaster fundraising for the Red Cross, accepted the check at the organization's national headquarters.