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Aerosmith is lending its name to the American Red Cross to help in relief efforts related to Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole.

In a press release obtained by Consequence, the iconic rock band is sponsoring two 2023 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks that are part of the fleet assembled by the Central Florida branch of the American Red Cross. Their logo will be featured on those trucks as pictured below.

Joe Perry, who lives in Sarasota, Fla., said in a statement, “Aerosmith and I were devastated by the disastrous impact of Hurricane Ian. Too often we are seeing these disasters increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, having a strong Red Cross is more critical than ever before. We’re proud to support the Red Cross and we know these vehicles will be an important tool helping people in need for years to come.”

Regional CEO for the American Red Cross of Central Florida and the US Virgin Islands Eric Corliss added, “During a local disaster, Red Cross community emergency response vehicles are among the first on the scene, driven by compassionate volunteers who provide emergency relief and emotional support. Every day, the Red Cross is at work across Central Florida helping individuals and communities prepare for disasters and other emergencies. These two new vehicles will be essential to fulfilling that part of our mission.”

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