• Digital signage firm helps out Long Island Red Cross after Sandy

Symon Communications, a global provider of visual communications and digital signage solutions, announced today that the company made a substantial contribution to the American Red Cross on Long Island Saturday, Nov. 10, to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. The American Red Cross on Long Island is located in Mineola, New York.

"As Nassau County residents, our family personally experienced Hurricane Sandy's devastation in our neighborhood where over 170 mature trees downed power lines and destroyed multiple homes leaving us without power for nine days and totally isolated from everyone for three days." said Loretta Rederscheid, director of enterprise solutions east for Symon, who presented the check to the Red Cross. "I am so proud that Symon has chosen to donate to the Red Cross of Long Island which will directly help my family, friends and neighbors."

Symon CEO and President Charles Ansley said last week, "Our focus is to allow devastated communities to rebuild following the terrible damage brought on by Hurricane Sandy and to direct our efforts on our New York City area employees. There are over 250 enterprises we serve with over 600 installations in the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey area. It was our team's belief the best thing we can do now as corporate citizens is too help those in need with a substantial contribution to the American Red Cross in order to help the affected residents and businesses."

Symon's donation to the relief effort, in conjunction with other contributions, will enable the Red Cross to continue to offer emergency services. In addition, the American Red Cross served more than 48,000 meals between Friday, Nov. 9, and Monday, Nov. 12, in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, areas that were especially hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Red Cross volunteers have been helping residents by distributing relief supply bags. The bags include water, snacks and personal hygiene comfort kits, trash bags, blankets, and items for infants such as formula, diapers and cleaning supplies. Information packets with useful recovery resources and tips are available.

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