Long Beach, June 26, 2013 – The Greater Long Beach/Rio Hondo Chapter of the American Red Cross announced today that it had received a $100,000 contribution from The Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation to support the relief efforts in Oklahoma.
"We are extremely grateful for the support of The Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation, said Margaret Arbinini Madonna, CEO of the Greater Long Beach/Rio Hondo Chapter. “Their generosity helps insure that Red Cross will continue to provide immediate help to people in need right now.
The Red Cross is helping people every day with food, relief supplies, health services and emotional support. Trained Red Cross caseworkers are also meeting one-on-one with people who need extra help with unmet emergency needs and recovery planning. This is a large response spanning multiple communities. Over the past month, more than 1,800 Red Cross workers have been part of our response, and nearly 770 workers are assigned there now.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
American Red Cross Greater Long Beach/Rio Hondo chapters serve the 21 cities of:
Artesia, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Carson, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Long Beach, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Paramount, Santa Fe Springs, San Pedro, Signal Hill, Whittier, Wilmington the 2 ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Island of Catalina.