Cox Automotive Canada committed to support Fort McMurray community

TORONTO, May 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, Cox Automotive Canada and its Manheim Edmonton, vAuto, VinSolutions, Xtime, DealerTrack and NextGear Capital business units have announced their support for the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The company, through its Cox Cares community programming, will make a $30,000 donation directly to the Canadian Red Cross to support those who have been affected by the wildfires.

"Like all Canadians, we have seen the devastating images from Fort McMurray. We know that some of our employees have family and friends who have been affected and we have been moved by the resilience of the community and our thoughts are with them at this challenging time," said Maria Soklis, President, Cox Automotive Canada. "We hope that our partners in the automotive industry will join us in finding ways to raise funds to help the people of Fort McMurray," she added.

As part of the initiative, Cox Cares will also match employee donations to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal. In addition, Manheim Auction locations across Canada will accept new and gently used clothing and other donations which the company will ship to Alberta and distribute to Fort McMurray evacuees.

Cox Automotive Canada has conducted business for more than three years in Edmonton and Alberta through Manheim Edmonton. Industry partners who would like to help can contact Cheyanne Wall, Manheim Edmonton, 780-784-5555 or

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive is a leader in vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for automotive dealers and consumers. Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, includes Manheim, Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and a host of global businesses and brands serving customers such as auto dealers, manufacturers and financial institutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs over 30,000 team members in over 200 locations worldwide. We partner with more than 40,000 dealers and touch over 65 percent of all car buyers in the U.S. with the most recognized brands in the industry. We unite over 20 brands in this space, providing an end-to-end solution to transform the way people buy and sell cars every day.

About Cox Automotive Canada
Cox Automotive Canada provides products and services through Manheim, vAuto, NextGear Capital, HomeNet, VinSolutions, XTime, Dealertrack and RMS.

About Cox Cares

Cox Cares is the cornerstone of Cox Automotive Canada's corporate social responsibility (CSR) program.  Cox Automotive Canada is committed to supporting communities and charitable initiatives across Canada. 

SOURCE Cox Automotive Canada

For further information: Jack Sulymka, Cox Automotive Canada, 416-254-4037,; Anne Yourt, Zeno Group Canada, 416-909-0841,

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