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NBTA donate goods and money to charity

The National Business Travel Association (NBTA), give back to the community through…

The National Business Travel Association (NBTA), give back to the community through involvement in a number of charity programs during the holiday season.

NBTA this year contributed $12,500, a $5 donation on behalf of each of its members, to the American Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The organization also matched the hurricane relief contributions of staff, while NBTA Chapters around the country gave generously to the relief and rebuilding efforts. In total, NBTA, its staff and its Chapters donated more than $21,000 to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The association’s staff also donated 535 pounds of non-perishable items to the Capitol Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., and is hosting a toy drive throughout the holiday season. Additional charities benefiting from the generosity of NBTA’s chapters and members include the following:

  • A Gift for Teaching

  • American Red Cross

  • Brenham State School

  • Child Help USA

  • City of Hope

  • Bay Area Women and Children’s Center

  • Bush-Clinton Katrina Relief Fund

  • Fairy Godmother Foundation

  • Family HomeStead

  • Gleaners Community Food Bank

  • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

  • J. Stars Booster Club

  • Make a Wish Foundation

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • North Oakland Medical Center

  • Progressive Animal Welfare Society

  • Pujols Family Foundation

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities

  • The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

  • Toys for Tots

Suzanne Fletcher, president and CEO of NBTA, commented, “NBTA and its Chapters have a history of contributing to the important work of community and charity groups, and that tradition continued in 2005. I am proud to be part of an organization that gives so generously to help others.”

NBTA would like to extend its gratitude to its chapters that made their charitable contributions known to the association, and recognize them for their generosity.