DALLAS // PRNewswire // -- ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, presented a $106,280 donation check to American Red Cross in support of the ongoing Haiti relief efforts.
The check presentation was held at a Dallas City Council meeting where executives from ACE Cash Express and American Red Cross were in attendance. This donation was presented in conjunction with ACE Cash Express receiving a proclamation from the City of Dallas for their community outreach efforts.
"ACE is dedicated to giving back to society and the money raised by our associates for the Haiti relief effort is a true testament to this commitment," said ACE President and CEO Jay Shipowitz. "We asked our customers to make a donation to this cause and as always, they stepped up to help those in need."
ACE raised this money by asking its customers to make a donation to American Red Cross during a 17-day campaign in their retail stores across the nation.
"We are beyond grateful to ACE Cash Express for their incredible support of the earthquake victims in Haiti," said Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, chief executive officer, American Red Cross – Dallas Area Chapter. "It is because of gifts like this that the people in Haiti will receive ongoing meals, safe shelter, medical care and so much more. ACE Cash Express' gift of $106,000 will translate into services for hundreds of people who truly need them."
ACE's commitment to give back is typically funded through the ACE Community Fund — ACE's corporate giving program that focuses on children, education and financial literacy. Through this Community Fund, ACE has donated more than $4.2 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation.
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. As of June 1, 2010, ACE had a network of 1,744 stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,681 company-owned stores and 63 franchised stores. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services.
Established in 2003, the ACE Cash Express Community Fund is the corporate giving program supporting organizations that help children, support education and promote financial literacy, and is focused on giving back to communities where ACE has stores. Since its inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $4.2 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation.
The American Red Cross – Dallas Area Chapter has helped the community in the North Texas area prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies since 1911. The American Red Cross helps victims of local disasters, teaches lifesaving skills, and helps the U.S. military members stay connected to their family. For more information, please visit www.redcrossdallas.org or join our blog at www.redcrossdallas.org/blog.
SOURCE ACE Cash Express, Inc.