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Union Pacific Railroad donates $5,000 to Local Red Cross

The Red Cross is able to do what we do thanks to the generosity of community partners like Union Pacific

The American Red Cross Western Kansas Chapter has received a generous donation of $5,000 from Union Pacific. The generous donation was offered after the American Red Cross assisted with a train derailment situation in Hays in July.

During the train derailment, the Red Cross opened a shelter for residents, temporarily displaced from their homes. In addition, services were provided to the responders on the scene.

“The Red Cross is able to do what we do thanks to the generosity of community partners like Union Pacific,” said Meagan Carver, Disaster Specialist, American Red Cross. “Their generous donation helps us continue in our mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.”

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.