Houston, Texas, January 20, 2012----The American Red Cross is pleased to accept the generous donation of $2,000 from Shell Deer Park employees in support of our life-saving mission. We count on community partners such as Shell who give or pledge donations on an ongoing basis in advance of major disasters, such as the deadly tornadoes, major flooding and wildfires that have devastated our communities. These companies, such as Shell, understand that proper supplies have to be in place to respond effectively throughout the Texas Gulf Coast. With pre-positioned supplies ready, the Red Cross can immediately take action when home fires, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires and other disasters strike.
“We sincerely appreciate and honor the support of the employees of Shell Deer Park. The American Red Cross will respond when disasters occur throughout our communities. It is through ongoing donations such as this that we can help those impacted by disasters when they need us most,” said
Phoebe Conerly, Executive Director, American Red Cross in Baytown and Clear Lake.
During a local or domestic disaster, the Red Cross sends volunteers and supplies into affected areas to shelter, feed and provide emotional support to disaster victims and emergency personnel. Generous gifts from corporations such as Shell Deer Park offset a range of expenses, including warehousing supplies, shelter and feeding costs, deploying the fleet of disaster response vehicles and reconnecting individuals separated during disasters.
Working with partners around the globe, the American Red Cross also helps to build the local capacities of sister Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, by collaborating to train and organize volunteers and educate communities, and establish partnerships with other public and private organizations to strengthen and complement core international services and initiatives.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.