In times of national disasters, CarMax is there to support impacted associates. Please take a moment to watch this video message from Bill:
During national disasters affecting our associates and stores, this page will be used to distribute information about our efforts to those in need. Please check back often to find out how you can help!
CarMax Associate Disaster Relief Fund
Associates who have been impacted by natural disasters can apply for emergency funds from the CarMax Associate Disaster Relief Fund at carmaxrelief.org.
The maximum amount available for each incident is $1,500, and the minimum amount awarded is $500.
You must keep all related bills and receipts associated with your hardship to support your relief application. You can apply up to six months after the event.
If you have any questions about the Fund or application process, please reach out to your HR Representative or contact the Emergency Assistance Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-508-3162.
Aetna Resources For Living is an employer-sponsored program, available at no cost to you and all members of your household. That includes dependent children up to age 26, whether or not they live at home. Services are confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Affected individuals can call 1-888-AETNA-EAP (1-888-238-6232) for telephonic consultation to help cope with the emotional impact of traumatic events or for assistance with finding resources such as available shelters, government resources, and referrals. You can also visit mylifevalues.com, and enter “MYKMXEAP” as the username and password. More information is available here.
Download the free Red Cross Emergency App. With this app, monitor conditions in your community and let others know you are safe even if the power is out. The Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or by texting GETEMERGENCY to 90999. For a complete list of available mobile apps, go to redcross.org/mobileapps (http://www.redcross.org/gethelp/howtoprepareforemergencies/mobileapps).
To learn more about the Red Cross and the assistance it provides for disaster relief, please visit redcross.org (http://www.redcross.org/).
CarMax is a proud supporter of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, annually donating $250,000 to ensure the Red Cross can prepare for and respond to disasters big and small across the country.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
FEMA helps local, state, and federal partners work together to support relief efforts in times of national disasters.
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How You Can Help Your Fellow Associates
The best way to help is to provide financial donations to the Associate Disaster Relief Fund, as these contributions are double matched by the CarMax Foundation. Donate to the CarMax Associate Disaster Relief Fund by texting KMX to 50155 or visit www.carmaxrelief.org.
The CarMax Foundation will also double match associate contributions to the national American Red Cross. This means a $25 contribution will actually result in a $75 donation with the 2:1 match by The CarMax Foundation.
To request a match, visit foundation.carmax.com. When you enter your matching gift request for either organization, please choose the appropriate organization on your giving page. Use KMXFoundation@carmax.com as the email to confirm the gift. All gifts are tax deductible.