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Greenville Area Community Foundation Supports Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Efforts

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle providing relief after Superstorm Sandy.

GREENVILLE, Mich., April 2, 2014 The American Red Cross of West Michigan has received a $3,375 grant from the Greenville Area Community Foundation in support of disaster services.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Greenville Area Community Foundation so that we may continue to provide exemplary service to the residents in the Greenville area,” said Sam Tidwell, Regional CEO for the American Red Cross of West Michigan. “Our work would not be possible without foundations like these who generously give to support the mission of the Red Cross.”

The Greenville Area Community Foundation has been a strong partner in preparedness efforts, funding the purchase of a disaster supply trailer that is located in Greenville, Michigan. This year’s grant will allow the Red Cross to restock the Greenville disaster trailer with newly purchased cots and related disaster supplies.

For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.