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American Red Cross And The Tour Du Rouge

Written by Sean Valant

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

We are happy to announce HostGator is celebrating our 5th year sponsoring the Tour du Rouge, benefiting the American Red Cross.  The Tour du Rouge is a 533 mile bicycle ride from Houston to New Orleans, spanning 6 days (May 4th – 9th, 2014).

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In recognition of not only the overall cause, but the dedication of the riders and volunteers that make this event possible, we wanted to do something a little bit extra this year.  Today only, all new hosting accounts are 50% off and new domains are starting at just $4 per year; on top of that, we are donating $1 to the American Red Cross for every new hosting package signed up for as part of this promotion.

The American Red Cross provides a myriad of services, from disaster relief assistance to emergency contact for military personnel with their families, as well as community outreach programs such as CPR/First Aid training and swimming lessons.  Ultimately, what the Red Cross does is help people and save lives.

The Tour du Rouge directly benefits the Red Cross chapters in the Gulf Coast, essentially the region directly through which the cyclists travel on their journey.

What began in 2009 with sixty-three riders, has now grown to 200 riders and hundreds of additional volunteers.  This event is about real people helping real people overcome challenges and otherwise preparing individuals to act appropriately in emergency situations.  HostGator is so proud to be involved with such an event.  We invite you to become involved as well.

Today you can get a great deal on a new hosting package and help us to help so many more people: sign up now!

HostGator Proudly Sponsors 2014 Tour Du Rouge

Written by Sean Valant

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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The Tour du Rogue is a 533 mile bicycle ride, from Houston to New Orleans, benefiting The American Red Cross. HostGator is proudly celebrating it’s fifth year sponsoring the ride. From May 4th – 9th this year, the riders (including some HostGator employees) will brave the elements, and possibly even some real alligators throughout the swamps of Louisiana, in order to raise money for the Red Cross.

The Tour du Rouge is something that is very close to HostGator’s collective heart. From disaster relief to blood donation, and a myriad of services in-between, The American Red Cross provides valuable service to our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Many HostGator employees are cycling enthusiasts and enjoy the challenge of this annual ride, you may have seen our past coverage of the event: http://blog.hostgator.com/2012/06/11/tour-du-rouge-2012/

We are doing something extra special this year in support of the cause as well, and we wanted to go ahead and make the announcement here on our blog. For one day only, tomorrow March 25th, not only are we having a special sale on all new hosting accounts and domains, but we’re also donating an additional $1 from every account signed up for via this promotion to The American Red Cross.

Full details will be announced at midnight tonight, but if you’ve been thinking about signing up for a new hosting account, or registering a new domain, then you can do so while also helping out a great cause all day tomorrow!

Happy 11th Birthday, Snappy!

Written by Sean Valant

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Snappy turns 11 today!  Now that Snappy is officially a tween, we’re celebrating by offering domains for just $2.95 per year and all new hosting plans are 50% off!  This offer is good today only, because Snappy will only turn 11 once!  Help us celebrate by using coupon code GATORDAY and pick up that new domain now!

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HostGator Visits The Houston Food Bank

Written by Sean Valant

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The entire HostGator training staff recently took a day off from training and instead spent it volunteering at The Houston Food Bank, which was founded in 1982 and provides food and other products to more than 500 hunger relief agencies in southeast Texas.

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The Houston Food Bank is the nation’s largest-size Feeding America food bank, operating in an impressive 308,000 square foot facility.

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Before we could begin, an orientation was necessary to ensure we knew exactly what and how we were to accomplish the day’s work.

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Having now been oriented, it was time to get down to work.  Although, in the case of Jorge here, work highly consists of photobombing.

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As work continued for the vast majority of the staff, Jorge continued to excel at his particular style of “work.”

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The day ended successfully, and we want to sincerely thank The Houston Food Bank for the opportunity!  If you are in the Houston area and would like to volunteer, please find the information here.  When you do volunteer, be sure to wear closed-toe shoes.  One of our staff, who shall remain nameless (*cough*David*cough*) had to borrow a mis-matched pair of shoes from the food bank in order to work.

HG_Houston_Food_Bank_06 Fortunately, for the aforementioned un-named Gator (*sneeze*DAVID!*sneeze*), mis-matched grey is the new black.  Thank you again to The Houston Food Bank for the opportunity to have volunteered for the day.

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