Bluegreen Missouri Timeshare Resorts Donate to Joplin Tornado Relief Efforts through American Red Cross(R)

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Bluegreen’s Missouri timeshare resorts have donated supplies and money to the Joplin Tornado Relief fund through the American Red Cross.

“Many of our owners, guests, vendors and suppliers live in Joplin,” explains Becca VonderMehden, Assistant Resort Manager at Bluegreen Wilderness Club at Big Cedar®.

Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play, today announced that its Missouri timeshare resorts–Bluegreen Wilderness Club at Big Cedar®, The Cliffs at Long Creek and Paradise Point–have come together to contribute supplies and monetary donations to Joplin Tornado Relief in order to assist tornado victims in nearby Joplin, Missouri after the EF-5 tornado that struck the city of 50,000 people on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Bluegreen’s Missouri resorts are located two hours from Joplin, in Branson and Ridgedale, Missouri.

“Many of our owners, guests, vendors and suppliers live in Joplin,” explains Becca VonderMehden, Assistant Resort Manager at Bluegreen Wilderness Club at Big Cedar®. “They have lost nearly everything–their homes, automobiles, possessions, jobs and businesses. Thousands of innocent victims are now homeless and in need of life’s necessities like water, food, toiletries, flashlights, tools, money and more.”

Each of Bluegreen’s Missouri timeshare resorts have established collection points where associates, guests, Bluegreen owners and area residents can contribute supplies and make monetary donations. On Thursday, May 26, 2011, these Bluegreen resorts used a shuttle bus as a transport vehicle to deliver the supplies to Joplin residents. Monetary donations are still being collected through the American Red Cross® as designated funds for Joplin Tornado Relief.

Additionally, Bluegreen’s headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida donated the proceeds of their monthly raffle to the American Red Cross® for the relief efforts.

For more information, please visit, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. To make a $10 donation, text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 or mail your donation to the American Red Cross at P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization–not a government agency–and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG) is the leader in providing Colorful Places to Live and Play through its vacation ownership resort and residential real estate business segments. Our more than 3,500 employees are passionate about delivering extraordinary experiences for our owners, travelers and business partners. Since 1996, Bluegreen has managed, marketed and sold a flexible, real estate-based vacation ownership plan with more than 222,600 owners, over 54 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Since 1985, Bluegreen Communities has developed master-planned residential and golf communities primarily in the southern and southeastern U.S., and has sold over 55,000 home sites. We also offer a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-for-service resort management, financial services, customer generation and sales solutions to third-party developers and lenders. For more information, visit us online at See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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