LAKE HAVASU CITY (June 13, 2013) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter received a $400 donation last week from the Havasu Employee Association Team for Oklahoma tornado relief.
The Havasu Employee Association Team is a nonprofit organization that’s comprised of federal employees of the Bureau of Land Management field office in Lake Havasu City. The purpose of the Havasu Employee Association Team is to improve internal relations, share ideas, foster goodwill, sponsor social and recreational activities and engage in community events.
More than 100 people spent Wednesday in shelters in Oklahoma. The Red Cross has served more than 438,000 meals and snacks, distributed 387,000-plus relief items and made 19,000-plus health and mental health contacts, using 870-plus workers, including six from the Grand Canyon Chapter.
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. It’s a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Grand Canyon Chapter, established in 1916, re-chartered in 1999 and expanded in 2003, ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. For more information on the Grand Canyon Chapter, please visit www.redcross.org/gcc, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcrossgcc or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.