updated 10/12/2010 2:45:20 AM ET 2010-10-12T06:45:20

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 11, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- John Mattera, proudly joins Senior Director of Corporate Development, Mr. John Karr at The American Red Cross Broward County Chapter. John Mattera is proud that his financial contribution will help shelter, feed and counsel victims of disasters; teach lifesaving skills; and support military members and their families.

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"My foundation is donating today to help our community, friends and partners," said John A Mattera.

About The American Red Cross: Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.

John Mattera founded The Mattera Foundation in Boca Raton, Florida.

About the Materra Foundation: The Mission of The Mattera Foundation is to strengthen the community through bringing good people and good causes together to help ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the communities that we serve. The Mattera Foundation puts the joy back in giving.

For more information, visit www.thematterafoundation.com

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