Red Cross Issues Hurricane Harvey Progress Report
The American Red Cross issued a detailed three-month progress report on its efforts to provide food, water, shelter, relief supplies, health support, financial assistance and other aid to people affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Red Cross has provided emergency relief to hundreds of thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane made landfall on August 25, and affected millions of people across Texas and southwestern Louisiana, dropping more than 50 inches of rain that led to catastrophic flooding. Hundreds of thousands of homes were damaged in Texas alone. Hurricane Harvey caused the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history, inundating community after community with record rainfall and devastation – including the city of Houston.
Thanks to our generous supporters, the Red Cross has raised $493.3 million, including the value of critical donated goods and services to help those affected.
As of November 25, the Red Cross had already spent well over half of the funds raised to date and made commitments to spend in total approximately $311.7 million on emergency relief and recovery efforts for people affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are working on plans for the remaining funds, which will be used to provide and support services for both individual and community long-term recovery for those affected by Harvey.
The following are examples of how donations are being used:
Learn more about our Hurricane Harvey response and how donations are helping in our detailed report.
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. 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 visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.