For Immediate Release
Rose International Contributes to Hurricane Katrina Relief Operation
Rose International and its employees launch a donation drive to help those affected
ST. LOUIS (September 23, 2005) – Rose International and its employees have donated over $20,000 to the American Red Cross to support the Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts.
Rose employees had the opportunity to donate to the American Red Cross by having money withheld from their paycheck. The company then matched all employee-donated funds.
“Helping people in need means a lot to Rose and its employees,” said Mrs. Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Rose International. “This tragedy affected some of our employees personally, but beyond that, the impact to our nation and the great city of New Orleans, not to mention the coastal region down there, it was just horrible. It was just something we wanted to come together on as a company and do something about. I’m not surprised, but very pleased with the response from our employees.”
The donation drive went on for two weeks. During this time, Rose employees donated over $10,000 from their paychecks. The company then matched those donations, and sent $20,000 to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.
“This disaster has affected hundreds of thousands of people, said Danielle Reynolds, an employee at the Rose headquarters. “They have lost everything. The need for help is so great, and I know that my donation and all others are not only needed, but much appreciated.”
About Rose International
Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology and business services to corporations and government agencies nationwide and in the United Kingdom . Rose has offices and development centers in seven U.S. cities and one in New Delhi , India . Rose's offshore development center is CMM Level 3 certified, and is in the process of attaining CMMI Level 5 certification. With nearly 1,000 associates and steady revenue growth, Rose is recognized as one of the country's fastest-growing and most successful companies. Rose's client list includes Chevron, the Department of Defense, SBC, the State of Missouri and Toyota , among others.
Recently, Rose International partnered with SBC Communications to build and offer MaestroVMST. The system is a Web-based vendor management tool designed to help companies streamline the internal processes involved in managing contingent workforce contracts.
In 2003, Rose received the SBA National Entrepreneurial Success award, and in 2001, CEO Himanshu Bhatia was named the Missouri Small-Business Person of the Year. The company has been consistently recognized for its success, having been named to the VARBusiness 500, Inc 500, St. Louis Regional Technology Top 50,Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 and Working Woman 500, among many other honors.