The Berkshire County Chapter of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts is the proud recipient of a $10,000 grant recently awarded by Berkshire Bank.
The grant will support the chapter’s Disaster Relief and Community Resiliency Program, which focuses on planning, preparedness, readiness and response to local disasters.
“We are delighted to support the American Red Cross in their efforts to prepare our community for disasters before they occur and responding to those tragic events that significantly impact the communities that we serve. We applaud the Red Cross staff and the many volunteers who dedicate their time to saving the lives of others. We share a common goal of making our community a better place to work and live,” said Lori Gazzillo, Director of the Berkshire Bank Foundation.
“We cannot sufficiently express our gratitude for this donation,” said Kate Leene, Red Cross Berkshire County Chapter Executive Director. “On behalf of the Berkshire County Chapter of the American Red Cross, our Board Members, volunteers and clients, we thank Berkshire Bank for its continuous support towards our critically-needed Red Cross Disaster Relief program which makes a difference in our communities each and every day.”
The Disaster Relief Services program improves the quality of life for those impacted by disasters by immediately addressing the basic human needs of those individuals – food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and mental health counseling and continued casework ensures clients return to their pre-disaster condition.
To learn more about disaster relief, visit www.redcross.org/pittsfield.