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Hertz and Team Rubicon Partner to Support Disaster Relief



WHY IT RATES: The car rental company is once again giving back to the community.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer.

The Hertz Corporation, one of the world’s largest car rental companies, and Team Rubicon, a veteran-led global disaster response organization, are pleased to announce their new partnership. The two organizations are joining forces to bring their resources and expertise together to help natural disaster survivors—like those from recent Hurricane Dorian and Tropical Storm Imelda—get back on their feet.

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The Team Rubicon partnership is the centerpiece of Hertz’s disaster relief pillar, which is intended to foster resilient communities following natural disasters and assist employees during unexpected emergencies. Hertz is investing in Team Rubicon to ensure the organization is equipped with the necessary resources to quickly respond whenever and wherever needed. This year alone, Team Rubicon has launched dozens of disaster response operations globally.

“Hertz has a long-standing commitment to the communities where our customers and employees live and work through our company’s global giving and volunteerism pillars – educational support, environmental stewardship and disaster relief,” said Leslie Hunziker, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Sustainability. “We’ve found that partnering with Team Rubicon on disaster relief, with its more than 90,000 veteran volunteers, is one of the most effective ways we can give aid to those affected by natural disasters and help them take steps toward recovery and rebuilding.”

“We’d like to thank Hertz for their commitment and support of our mission to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises,” said President and Chief Operations Officer, Art delaCruz. “In 2019, Team Rubicon has already launched 87 disaster response operations in the U.S. and around the world – including a large-scale response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and to Tropical Storm Imelda in Southeast Texas where greyshirts, or TR volunteers, are clearing debris and repairing homes. Hertz’s partnership will help fuel our mission by allowing us to move people, equipment, and resources into and around disaster zones as we support disaster survivors and help storm-damaged communities stabilize and recover.”

“Hertz and Team Rubicon share similar values. Both organizations are committed to supporting military veterans—Hertz through its recruiting and hiring efforts, Team Rubicon through its mission that pairs the skills and experiences of military veterans and first responders with communities impacted by disaster,” added Hunziker. “I’m incredibly proud of the impact this partnership will have on those who need it most—people devastated by natural disasters. Together, Hertz and Team Rubicon will be there for them.”

SOURCE: Hertz press release.

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Amtrak Vacations Offering Limited-Time Great Getaway Sale



Travelers looking to explore the United States after being stuck inside for so long should check out Amtrak Vacations and the company’s new “The Great Getaway Sale.”

As part of the rail company’s limited-time offerings, eligible travelers can save $300 per couple on any three-to-six-night vacation. As for passengers riding the rails for seven-to-nine nights, they will be eligible to save $400 per couple.

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Travelers riding with Amtrak Vacations on any 10-plus night rail getaways will be eligible to save $500 per couple. To take advantage of the limited-time deal, customers must book their vacation between June 1 and June 5.

Customers can save by first reaching out to an Amtrak Vacations sales associate or their travel advisor and then choosing their vacation package, which include popular destinations like Glacier National Park, Grand Tetons/Yellowstone and roundtrip journeys showcasing the best America has to offer.

Once passengers book their adventure with onboard sleeping accommodations, they will be able to enjoy the ample savings.

As for assurance during these uncertain times, Amtrak Vacations allows travelers to book journeys up to 24 months in advance and reschedule or cancel their trip up to five days before departure without any change or cancellation fees.

Additional restrictions may apply for any rail vacation that includes a cruise component.

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