American Red Cross Taps CSX to Return Sandy Response Trucks

         American Red Cross Taps CSX to Return Sandy Response Trucks

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 13, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --When the American Red Cross
needed to return the Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) used in Superstorm
Sandy to home chapters across the country, the agency turned to CSX and other
railroads for help.

"As it always does, the Red Cross provided a critical humanitarian service
when Superstorm Sandy damaged thousands of homes and businesses throughout the
East Coast and left millions of people without power," said Jack Vierling, CSX
assistant vice president-car management. "We thank them for their terrific
response and saw this as an opportunity to express our gratitude."

To prepare for the free movement on CSX of 119 ERVs, from which thousands of
meals were handed out to victims of Sandy, the Red Cross staged the ERVs at a
central point in New Jersey. From there, they were loaded into rail cars
designed specially to transport them on CSX to their home states in the
Southeast or Midwest, or to other railroads to take back to locations in the

"The American Red Cross is grateful for the unique and much-needed donation
CSX provided," said Anna Trefethen, vice president, Southeast and Caribbean
Division, American Red Cross. "The ERV is more than a truck – it's an iconic
image that represents hope and comfort wherever it goes. Once these vehicles
are returned to their homes, they continue to serve people in need."

This joint CSX-Red Cross effort is the latest in a five-year disaster relief
partnership that builds on CSX's support of the Red Cross for more than 25
years. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, CSX matched employee donations to
the Red Cross dollar-for-dollar.

The company also provided more than $1 million of support through Dignity U
Wear, a program to supply new clothing to needy children and families, and
worked with customers to reroute rail shipments of building materials to areas
most in need. CSX also is moving substantial amounts of construction and
demolition debris from the storm-impacted area to approved disposal sites.

About CSX

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading
transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck
transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately
21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the District of Columbia and
two Canadian provinces. CSX's network connects more than 240 short line
railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information
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