The American Red Cross of Southwestern New York, which serves Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, recently received $20,000 in grant funding for the purchase of a Chapter vehicle. The funding, made possible through the F.T. and Anna C. Manley Memorial Fund, will be used to purchase a van to transport disaster relief trailers throughout Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties.
“The Chapter is grateful to the Manley Memorial Fund for their generosity,” stated William Tucker, Chapter Executive Director. “This van will help us remain prepared to respond to our communities in the event of a disaster in the Southwestern NY area.” Tucker explained that Chapter disaster relief trailers typically carry supplies like cots and clean up kits for shelters and post event clean up.
The F.T. and Anna C. Manley Memorial Fund, maintained by KeyBank, is a proud supporter of the Red Cross’ mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. “The Manley Memorial Fund recognizes the vital work of the Red Cross in the counties of Allegany and Cattaraugus, as well as in Chautauqua County,” added Ron Sutton of KeyBank, who presented the check recently. “This grant will better equip the Chapter, its staff and volunteers to cover the 3,844 square miles of their jurisdiction in the event of an emergency or disaster.”
Photo caption: L to R – Ron Sutton, KeyBank; Bill Tucker, American Red Cross SWNY Chapter Executive Director, and Tom Domin, KeyBank.