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Thrifty Car Rental shows support for Earthquake Appeal

02 August 2011

Thrifty Car Rental has presented the results of its fundraising efforts to The Salvation Army Canterbury Earthquake Appeal.

Donations totaling more than $42,000 were collected by Thrifty Australasia and the NRMA Group – Thrifty's parent company.

Emma Gardiner, General Manager for Thrifty New Zealand handed over a cheque to Major Robert Ross, Territorial Public Relations Secretary at The Salvation Army Linwood Community Centre in Christchurch.

Emma said: "As an organisation with a New Zealand head office and 45 staff based in Christchurch, Thrifty is only too familiar with the good works of The Salvation Army and the huge amount of support and relief they have given our fellow Cantabrians over recent times.

"We are delighted to be able to contribute to the efforts of The Salvation Army through our fundraising."

Thrifty itself has been affected by the devastation of the earthquake. Four members of the team in Christchurch lost their homes and the rental office in the city was destroyed.

In the days after the February quake, the Thrifty team gave free rentals to The Salvation Army, the Red Cross, church groups and visiting volunteer doctors as well as families and individuals in need.

Notes to editors:

  • Kingmill Pty Ltd, trading as Thrifty Car Rental is 100% owned by the NRMA Motoring & Services.
  • Thrifty has a modern fleet of more than 14,000 vehicles and offers great value car hire and friendly customer service in 30 locations in New Zealand and more than 210 locations in Australia.
  • For more information please contact Anna Lowman, Communications Manager, by emailing