FARMINGTON, CONN., December 15, 2014 – A grant of $25,000 from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will support the work of the American Red Cross in the area, said Mario Bruno, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region CEO. Bruno announced the grant today.
“We are grateful to the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for this grant. It will allow us to continue our work responding to disasters in the area, as well as helping us to provide programs and services that build prepared, resilient communities, better equipped to respond to future emergencies.”
Bruno said the Red Cross responded to 103 fires last year in the area served by The Community Foundation. “We were there in the wake of disasters, helping more than 300 people with the basics of shelter, food and clothing needs to help them get on the path to recovery. We can’t do that work without the help of volunteers or the generous support of donors like The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.”
The grant was made possible from several unrestricted and preference funds at The Community Foundation, including the Ruth M. Ferry and Lucy Kittredge funds.
In addition to disaster response, Red Cross services include preparedness education programs for all ages, as well as health and safety training in skills such as CPR and First Aid. The Red Cross also provides assistance to military families including emergency communication services, counseling and links to emergency financial assistance.