The United Way of Long Island recently presented the American Red Cross of Long Island with a $72,000 grant to help the Red Cross strengthen their humanitarian mission on Long Island. In addition to responding to natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, the American Red Cross Long Island Emergency Services also responds to smaller and single family disasters such as small plane crashes, fatal auto accidents, apartment and home fires.
“ United Way and the Red Cross have a long and distinguished history. Regardless of the emergency, the Red Cross is there to provide food, shelter and relief supplies to residents of Long Island to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies," said Theresa Regnante, President & CEO of United Way of Long Island.
“On behalf of the American Red Cross on Long Island, we would like to thank the United Way of Long Island for their continued support of our efforts. The support enables us to ensure that the Red Cross will continue to provide emergency services to Long Islanders in need. ” said John Miller, CEO, American Red Cross on Long Island.
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 @LIRedCross.