PRESCOTT (Feb. 5, 2013) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has sent Prescott resident Margaret Troup to provide relief for Hurricane Sandy. Troup traveled Tuesday to New York, where she’s working in logistics. She began volunteering with the Grand Canyon Chapter last month.
In the 100 days since Sandy made landfall, the Red Cross has served 12 million meals and snacks; distributed 6.9 million relief items; provided 81,000 overnight stays; and offered 110,000 health services and emotional support contacts. About 16,800 Red Cross workers – 33 from the Grand Canyon Chapter – have supported the relief efforts, including 700 who are on the ground right now.
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.arizonaredcross.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcrossgcc or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.