Coinstar Facilitates Donations To Hurricane Relief Through Its Coinstar Kiosks
Company to Direct Consumer Red Cross Donations Directly to Relief Efforts
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 1, 2012
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinstar, Inc. is joining its
employees and Americans in supporting the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts of
the American Red Cross. Americans can donate their spare change at more than
14,000 Coinstar® donation-enabled kiosks across the United States and Red
Cross will receive within 48 hours.
To make a donation at a Coinstar kiosk through Nov. 30, 2012, individuals
simply select the "donate" option from the menu, choose the American Red
Cross, and pour in any amount of change to support relief efforts providing
food, shelter and other assistance to hurricane victims. The Red Cross will
receive 100 percent of the value of the donations.
"We are putting the power of our nationwide network of Coinstar locations to
work for hurricane relief," said Paul Davis, chief executive officer of
Coinstar, Inc. "If half of the U.S. population donated just one dollar, it
would translate to more than $150 million in aid to help families get back on
"The impact of HurricaneSandy is widespread and the road to recovery will be
long for many families in its path," said Roger Lowe, senior vice president of
communications at the American Red Cross."We appreciate Coinstar's support
of Red Cross disaster relief, and its help in collecting and getting donations
to where they are needed most."
In other relief efforts, Coinstar and its 2,700 employees are supporting Team
Rubicon, an organization that connects the unique skills of returning veterans
with disaster recovery needs. Coinstar will match all employee donations made
to this organization through Veterans Day, Nov. 12, 2012.
Davis added, "Team Rubicon is a great example of a social innovation that uses
the specialized skills of veterans in times of disaster so we are pleased to
support this program with an internal campaign encouraging our employees to
Consumers can find a nearby Coinstar kiosk with the donation option by
visiting www.coinstar.com. Individuals can also donate directly to the
American Red Cross at www.redcross.org or Team Rubicon at
About Coinstar, Inc.
Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) is a leading provider of automated retail
solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and
drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core
automated retail businesses include the well-known Redbox® self-service DVD
and video game rental and Coinstar® self-service coin-counting brands. The
company has approximately 42,400 Redbox DVD kiosks and 20,300 coin-counting
kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions,
convenience stores, and restaurants. Redbox also offers DVD rentals through
additional kiosks acquired from NCR Corporation in June 2012. For more
information, visit www.coinstarinc.com.
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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
About Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans with
medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis
situations. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping
and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. For more
about Team Rubicon, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.
SOURCE Coinstar, Inc.
Contact: Marci Maule, Director of Public Relations, +1-425-943-8277,
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