Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology

September 06, 2005 07:02 ET

Alternative Technology to Contribute Portion of September Sales to Aid Victims of Hurricane Katrina; Other Companies and Individuals are Encouraged to Respond

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 6, 2005) -

Alternative Technology, a specialty distributor based in Englewood, Colorado, announced that it will be contributing a portion of its September sales, and certain outdoor wireless products to aid emergency responders, to the American Red Cross 2005 Hurricane Relief Fund to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Bill Botti, President and COO of Alternative Technology, said: "Hurricane Katrina has left a path of devastation that has not left anyone in its path unharmed. In times such as these, it is everyone's responsibility to pitch in and contribute to the relief efforts. Alternative Technology is doing several things to aid the relief efforts including matching employee contributions, contributing a percentage of gross profit from September's sales, and also donating outdoor wireless solutions from Rajant."

Alternative Technology will be donating 2% of its gross profit from the month of September, and 10% of all GP from sales on its eStore portal. Wireless solutions from Rajant (available through Alternative Technology) will also be donated. Rajant's battery-operated solutions will enable the Red Cross to share vital information with the emergency responders and other relief groups despite a lack of networking infrastructure. In addition to its other efforts, Alternative Technology will also match, dollar for dollar, employee contributions to the American Red Cross 2005 Hurricane Relief Fund.

About Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology is the leading specialty distributor for Value Added Resellers who need products and services targeted at Thin-client/Server-based Computing, Edge Infrastructure, Security and Wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative identifies business issues that are key to our markets and offer multi-vendor solutions that drive demand back through our reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Carlsbad, California; and Mississauga, Canada. For more information, go to:, e-mail: or call toll-free: 800-544-7674 (USA), or 866-240-9991 (Canada).

About the American Red Cross 2005 Hurricane Relief Fund

Financial contributions to the American Red Cross 2005 Hurricane Relief Fund help the organization provide shelter, food, counseling, and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) to make a donation. Contributions to the Hurricane Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting

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