It’s been nearly two months since Superstorm Sandy devastated several states, but the American Red Cross’ recovery effort is still going strong.
Thanks to the public’s generous support, volunteers have served more than 9.2 million meals and snacks, more than 6.7 relief items, more than 105,000 health services and emotional support contacts and connected with more than 93,000 families and individuals to determine recovery needs.
Nationally, the Red Cross has mobilized 16,200 trained workers from all over the country to help people affected by Sandy – 90 percent of them volunteers. Locally, the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts has deployed about 50 volunteers – several of whom served more than one deployment. Deployments are continuing into the New Year.
The Red Cross is now working with federal, state and local leaders to coordinate efforts and identify unmet needs.