Our Communities

CarMax Community Driven: Prepare

We prepare ahead of disasters, so we can support our communities and associates when help is needed most.

To learn more about CarMax’s Associate Disaster Relief program, including making a donation to the fund, please visit the CarMax Associate Disaster Fund.

Supporting the Red Cross

For more than a decade, CarMax has been a supporter of American Red Cross disaster relief efforts. In 2016, we increased our commitment by becoming a National Disaster Responder Partner of the American Red Cross. Disaster Responder Program member donations help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.

In addition to providing financial support, CarMax assists Red Cross chapters across the country through blood drives and volunteer team builders. In fiscal year 2018, Associates led 30 blood drives and volunteer events with their local Red Cross chapters.

Supporting our Associates through The CarMax Disaster Relief Fund

When our Associates are hit by tragedy — whether a natural disaster or a personal hardship — we want them to receive help as quickly and easily as possible. That’s why we joined forces with the Emergency Assistance Foundation, which has helped move our Associate Disaster Relief Fund online. It’s easier for Associates to donate or request help, and they can even donate via text message. When an Associate donates to the fund, The CarMax Foundation matches that donation — and doubles it, so a $25 gift turns into $75 for the fund, thanks to our Matching Gifts Program.