Sirius joins hurricane relief efforts

| 10/4/2004

Sirius officials announced Oct. 1 that the satellite radio company has donated more than a thousand Sirius receivers, boom boxes and subscriptions to local Red Cross chapters in support of the organization’s ongoing hurricane relief efforts in the southern United States.

Sirius offers more than 20 news channels, including three regional Weather Channels to keep those devastated by the storms in touch with the best news sources in the world, delivered reliably via satellite service.

“Sirius takes pride in providing assistance to those in need following the recent hurricanes,” said Joseph P. Clayton, Sirius chief executive officer. “Residents in many parts of the South have been devastated by the hurricanes and we feel it is important to help those without power stay in touch with the latest news and information when local news sources are not available.”

“During the last three storms, cable television went out every time. But, now with the Sirius radios we will be able to have updates for victims that are calling, as well as information for the shelters,” said Eric Holm, Polk and Highland Red Cross chapter response director.

According to a company press announcement, Sirius will ship satellite receivers and boom boxes to Red Cross locations in southwest Florida, Tampa Bay, Panama City, Pensacola and Polk County, Florida.