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TMCNet:  Lensdirect.com partners with American Red Cross for disaster relief post-Sandy

[February 27, 2013]

Lensdirect.com partners with American Red Cross for disaster relief post-Sandy

In honor of Red Cross Month, Long Island, Feb 25, 2013 (PRNewsChannel.com via COMTEX) -- based LensDirect.com will donate a portion of proceeds to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund throughout the month of March PR NewsChannel NEW YORK During the month of March, LensDirect.com, a leading online retailer for contact lenses and designer sunglasses, is partnering with the American Red Cross on Long Island to celebrate American Red Cross Month.


LensDirect.com, a subsidiary of ArkNet Media, will automatically donate a portion of proceeds from each sale to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, enabling the Red Cross to remain at the forefront of the response and recovery efforts for people whose lives are forever changed by devastating disasters, both large and small. A "It's an honor to work with a charity as incredible and well-respected as the American Red Cross," stated Ryan Alovis, CEO of LensDirect.com and Founder and CEO of ArkNet Media. "LensDirect.com is based in Valley Stream, New York; unfortunately, many of our employees, family members, customers, and business operations were directly impacted by the catastrophic and devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. This is a cause that is certainly near and dear to everyone in the LensDirect.com family."AA Since the storm made landfall on October 29, 2012, the American Red Cross launched relief operations in 10 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to help people affected by the superstorm. The organization's footprint to date has been impressive; it activated more than 300 emergency response vehicles and mobilized nearly 16,800 trained workers, 90 percent of which were volunteers from all over the country; provided over 81,000 overnight shelter stays; served more than 13 million meals and snacks; distributed more than 7 million relief items including clean-up, cold weather and comfort items; and provided more than 112,000 health services and emotional support contacts for people who have been living in very tough conditions.

March has been proclaimed as Red Cross Month by every President since 1943. Alovis added, "March 2013 is the perfect time to observe the organization's unwavering dedication to disaster relief and implement programs and activities that support its cause. We're so proud to be a part of this yearly celebration and we look forward to expanding this partnership even further in the future." About LensDirect.com: LensDirect.com, acquired by Ryan Alovis in 2009, has been in business since 1992. Under Alovis' leadership, it has grown to become the web's premier source for contact lenses and designer sunglasses. Loaded with top brands at the lowest authorized prices, LensDirect.com consistently goes above and beyond to offer incredible products and service at an unbeatable price. With its streamlined checkout, impeccable support via web chat or phone, quick email turnaround, and an impressive return policy, LensDirect.com has solidified its position as a well-respected contact lens provider. www.lensdirect.com About ArkNet Media: ArkNet Media is an interactive agency headquartered in Valley Stream, NY, that owns and operates a series of successful online companies. Since its inception in 2006, ArkNet has garnered respect for its fast-growing businesses, such as MagazineDiscountCenter.com, LensDirect.com, BirthdayPartyBooker.com and YourSecureHome.com. ArkNet's diverse holdings and closely-knit team of ecommerce experts engage consumers from all walks of life with premier sales and support services. ArkNet Media through its sister company, Ark Teleservices, has 3 offices/call centers with over 700 agents and employees in the U.S. and Caribbean. ArkNet Media is also dedicated to charitable giving. Through its founder, Ryan Alovis, ArkNet has developed a strategic partnership with the Silver Lining Society, which has raised close to a half a million dollars for the Hope Heroes Pediatric Cancer Fund based out of Columbia University Medical Center. www.arknet.com MEDIA CONTACTJennifer Seley Rubenstein Public Relations Phone: AA (212) 843-8295Email: A A jseley@rubensteinpr.com Direct link: http://www.prnewschannel.com/2013/02/25/lensdirect-com-partners-with-american-red-cross-for-disaster-relief-post-sandy/ SOURCE: ArkNet Media 8

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