The American Red Cross of Kansas was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Trustee which will be used to provide disaster relief in 27 counties in Kansas to families who need it most.
“This grant will be used to provide disaster relief for victims of local disasters,” said Jo Ann Long, Community Chapter Executive, Kansas Capital Area Chapter. “Support like this allows us to provide shelter, food, and emotional support during a time when our neighbors need us most.”
Over the past year local Red Cross volunteers responded to more than 190 disasters like home fires and assisted nearly 570 individuals with food, shelter, and emotional support in the 27 counties the grant will help support.
Each year, the American Red Cross immediately responds to about 70,000 natural and man-made disasters in the U.S., ranging from fires to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents and explosions.
For more information about your local Red Cross, visit redcross.org/kansascapital.
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.
About the Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust:
The Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust was established in 2004 to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services and health care programming for underserved and disadvantaged populations. The Humphreys Trust supports organizations that serve the residents of Central Kansas.