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Nation's Largest RV Retailer Announces Donation to and Corporate Sponsorship with International Relief Agency World Vision

Submitted by: Freedom Roads

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Jan 09, 2005 – 11:00 PM EST


Jan. 09 /CSRwire/ - CHICAGO - Chicago area-based FreedomRoads, the nation's largest RV retailer with revenues that exceed one billion dollars, today announced it will donate $100 dollars to World Vision for each RV the company sells in January and is guaranteeing a minimum donation of $200,000. FreedomRoads sells more than 35,000 RV's annually. The company will also offer customers visiting dealerships an opportunity to donate funds to World Vision through the dealerships, potentially increasing the level of donation.

According to FreedomRoads Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Marcus Lemonis, "As a result of the enormous destruction and suffering that resulted from the tsunami in Asia, our employees were jolted into a higher awareness that as a company we had the power and obligation to help people in need. They wanted our company to act," he explained. "We all decided that we wanted our efforts to be company-wide and to focus on children facing both acute emergency situations as well as chronic conditions brought on by poverty such as disease and lack of educational opportunities. We selected World Vision because it is an exceptionally effective relief organization which will efficiently put our charitable dollars to the highest and best use in the areas of greatest need," he stressed.

"We are very pleased to have FreedomRoads as a corporate partner," said World Vision President Richard Stearns. "Their involvement with World Vision will make a tangible impact in people's lives. An example of what can be done with this donation -- $200,000 can provide family Survival Kits (containing blankets, tarp for temporary shelter, cooking supplies and water purification tablets) for 2,000 families affected by the Asian tsunami. For families who have lost everything, this is literally a life-saving gift. We are thankful for corporate citizens like FreedomRoads."

FreedomRoads will kick off their program immediately in each of their 51 RV dealerships across the United States.

About FreedomRoads

FreedomRoads is a dynamic national network of well-established local and regional RV dealerships who have united to benefit customers, employees, suppliers and the RV industry. FreedomRoads operates as a multi-store retail chain engaged in the retail sale, finance and service of recreational vehicles.

FreedomRoads is America's largest RV retailer. It currently employs over 2000 associates and owns and operates 51 locations in 19 states including; Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington. To learn more about FreedomRoads visit

About World Vision

World Vision is a relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. World Vision serves the poor - regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Dan Conley Beacon Communications
Phone: +1 312-593-8461


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