Scripps Networks Interactive Donates $250,000 to Hurricane Sandy Disaster
Parent Company of Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, DIY Network, Travel
Channel and Great American Country Also Commits Support to Employee
Contributions to Recovery Efforts
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- November 06, 2012
Scripps Networks Interactive – the parent company of Food Network, Cooking
Channel, HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel and Great American Country –
announced today a corporate donation of $250,000 to the American Red Cross to
provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those
affected by Hurricane Sandy. Along with this corporate donation, Scripps
Networks Interactive is matching dollar-for-dollar employee donations to the
American Red Cross through its corporate social responsibility program “Change
“It’s difficult to truly fathom the extremely challenging circumstances
Hurricane Sandy left in its wake. With a brand family that’s led by Food
Network and HGTV, we know the importance of basics such as a warm meal and
shelter from the cold, and we understand the deep and lasting impact of having
those taken away from you,” said Ken Lowe, chairman, president and CEO of
Scripps Networks Interactive.
“New York and the surrounding areas are home to our brands Food Network,
Cooking Channel and CityEats, along with hundreds of Scripps Networks
Interactive employees, their families and loved ones,” Lowe added. “We
mobilized our resources to quickly assist our employees with immediate needs,
and are now working to reach out and assist the surrounding community as they
begin to recover and heal.”
Along with financial support, the company’s employees have been collecting
needed provisions to aid in the recovery efforts including bedding, personal
care items and toys and stuffed animals to help comfort children. Food
Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country have
been running public service announcements on air and online encouraging
viewers to support relief and rebuilding efforts.
Scripps Networks Interactive is also working with other corporate social
responsibility partners including Share Our Strength and Rebuilding Together
to support ongoing recovery efforts related to food and shelter.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of
lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air
programming is complemented with online video, social media areas and
e-commerce components on companion websites and broadband vertical channels.
The company’s media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television and
Internet brands HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking
Channel and country music network Great American Country.
Scripps Networks Interactive
Jerilyn Bliss, 865-560-4181
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