Last night, about 7,600 people affected by Hurricane Sandy stayed in more than 110 shelters. More than 5,700 Red Cross workers from all 50 states are supporting shelters, providing food and water at fixed sites, and driving through neighborhoods to distribute meals and supplies.
The response to Sandy is massive. So far the American Red Cross has helped people in ten states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico affected by Sandy. The Red Cross has:
Three bands, The Fat Daddy Band, Radar Rose and Red Weather, will play for free from 1pm to 4pm on the historic Roanoke City Market this Saturday November 10th immediately after the Veteran’s Day Parade. 100% of funds raised will go directly to The American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts. Please come out to support families devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly 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 click here or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.