Dale Jarrett Foundation initiates Red Cross drive

NASCAR Drivers Team Up to Contribute to the Red Cross Donations will benefit victims of the recent storms in Central Florida DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (February 21, 2007) ----- The Dale Jarrett Foundation announced today an initiative to donate funds...

NASCAR Drivers Team Up to Contribute to the Red Cross
Donations will benefit victims of the recent storms in Central Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (February 21, 2007) ----- The Dale Jarrett Foundation announced today an initiative to donate funds to the Florida's Coast to Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross to support victims of the tornadoes that swept through Central Florida in early February. NASCAR drivers have joined forces with the NASCAR Foundation to generate a donation in the amount of $42,500 dollars for tornado relief.

Through his own foundation, Dale Jarrett initiated the donation effort with the NASCAR Foundation matching the initial donation and providing support to the cause. Jarrett encouraged his fellow drivers to also donate to the effort which will be facilitated by the local area Red Cross.

"Watching the news and seeing the destruction and loss of life caused by these storms has been heartbreaking," Jarrett said. "Obviously, Central Florida and the people here have been very important to our sport for many years and have supported the drivers and teams of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. Daytona Beach, Fla., is like a second home for our teams and it is only fitting that we try to provide some support for the losses experienced by the people of this area."

Many drivers and their respective foundations contributed to this effort. Jarrett encourages fans across the country to help out by contributing. To make donations to the tornado relief effort, please log on to www.flcoasttocoastredcross.org or call the American Red Cross at 1.800.REDCROSS and specify donations for the Florida tornado relief effort. Individuals may also contact the Florida Coast to Coast Red Cross chapter directly by contacting Pam Hamlin at 341 White Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

About The Dale Jarrett Foundation

The Dale Jarrett Foundation, formed by Dale and Kelley Jarrett in February of 2002, is dedicated to assisting charitable causes primarily in the Catawba Valley of Western North Carolina, as well as other North Carolina and national charities. The Dale Jarrett Foundation will provide contributions and grants for the religious, physical, social and educational needs of children and families trying to cope in today's society. For more information on the Dale Jarrett Foundation, please visit the website: www.dalejarrettfoundation.org.

About the Florida Coast to Coast Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. It does this through services that are consistent with its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement.

Contributions Made By:
Dale Jarrett Foundation
NASCAR Foundation
Bobby Labonte Foundation
Jeff Green Enterprises
Tony Stewart Foundation

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Series Charity , NASCAR
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Jeff Green