CBRE supports Red Cross Sandy disaster relief efforts

Northeastern NY 12/3/12 CBRE supports Red Cross Sandy disaster relief efforts 514
CBRE-Albany is very appreciative to have the opportunity to donate $5,000 from our associates, staff, and management to the Red Cross as it carries out the monumental task of providing aid and relief to those in the path of Superstorm Sandy

CBRE-Albany has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross (ARC) for its disaster relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

Gary Striar CEO of the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region (ARCNENY) was presented the check by Richard Sleasman, CBRE-Albany President/Managing Director, who also chairs the ARCNENY Board of Directors.

"CBRE-Albany is very appreciative to have the opportunity to donate $5,000 from our associates, staff, and management to the Red Cross as it carries out the monumental task of providing aid and relief to those in the path of Superstorm Sandy," said Sleasman. "We all have friends, family, and business associates affected by the storm and the Red Cross provides the best way to provide direct help."

"We are extremely grateful for this show of support from CBRE-Albany, and most notably by our board chair Richard Sleasman," said Striar. "It's been a month since Sandy made landfall, and the Red Cross is still responding in parts of New York and New Jersey; we'll be providing relief to those affected for as long as it takes, and this gift makes our efforts sustainable."

This is likely to be the biggest Red Cross response in the U.S. in the past five years, and the organization has mobilized the full resources of the organization across the country to get help to people.

  • An extensive feeding operation continues in partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention. So far, more than 7.4 million meals and snacks have been served.
  • Red Cross volunteers are driving through neighborhoods to hand out water, food and relief supplies in more than 300 feeding trucks, as well as rental cars, trucks and other vehicles.
  • Since the response began almost a month ago, the Red Cross has handed out more than 5.2 million relief items, including cold weather items and clean-up supplies.
  • Since Sandy hit, organizations have provided more than 150,000 shelter stays. The Red Cross has provided more than 77,400 of those stays.
  • The Red Cross has provided more than 86,000 health services and emotional support contacts for people who have been living in very tough conditions.
  • Right now, nearly 6,300 Red Cross workers are supporting shelters, providing food and water at fixed sites, and driving through neighborhoods to distribute meals and supplies. About 90 percent of these workers are volunteers from all over the country.
  • To date, the Red Cross has mobilized more than 14,000 trained workers to help people affected by Sandy.
  • About CBRE:

    CBRE's Albany office, an Affiliate office of CBRE, Inc, has been serving clients for more than 30 years as the primary player in the Albany commercial real estate market, serving Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Warren, Montgomery and Fulton Counties. CBRE-Albany, consists of 18 real estate professionals, a marketing department, and a research department. Our office focuses on traditional commercial real estate brokerage - leasing and selling office, industrial and retail space, along with specializing in appraisal, consulting, research and marketing.

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.