The American Red Cross today announced a grant of $3,000 in support of Emergency Response and Preparedness programs awarded to the Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter from the Lenawee Community Foundation.
This grant will ensure the Red Cross’ continued ability to help individuals and families challenged by the overwhelming, unexpected losses that follow a disaster. Red Cross workers and volunteers are among the first on the scene when disaster strikes, providing food, temporary housing, clothing, supplies and health-related services to meet a family’s immediate, emergency needs.
“The Red Cross is extremely grateful to be awarded this grant from the Lenawee Community Foundation,” said Donna Duvin, Chief Executive Officer, Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter. “Because of their support the Red Cross will be able to respond at a moment’s notice in the event of an emergency in our community,” said Duvin.
The critical need for disaster relief services in Lenawee County is ongoing. In fiscal year 2013, the Red Cross helped a total of 54 families begin the road to recovery following the loss of their homes. That number includes a major apartment fire in early June, 2013, when 35 households in the Cornerstone Apartment building in Adrian were displaced.
About the Lenawee Community Foundation:
The Lenawee Community Foundation assists individuals, businesses, communities and organizations in achieving their charitable goals in the areas of health, civic projects, culture, education and social services. The Health & Human Services grants are awarded from the V.C. & Velma Knight Memorial Fund, an endowment that utilizes earnings for charitable grants. For more information contact the Lenawee Community Foundation at (517) 423-1729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.