Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - message from local Red Cross

From: Welch, Louise
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:46 PM
Subject: American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is very busy assisting thousands affected by Hurricane Sandy. I was deployed to PA on Sunday and currently on my way to work in DC. Is there any chance we could share our statistics with your donors?

• Almost 11,000 people spent Monday night in more than 250 Red Cross shelters across 16 states.


• We’ve mobilized 1,700 disaster workers from all over the country who have served more than 25,000 meals and snacks so far. We have also activated 167 response vehicles and shipped in more than 230,000 ready-to-eat meals.

• Shelters were open overnight in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia and Indiana.

• We've deployed 7 local volunteers and one paid staff from the Charleston Region.

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