Red Cross Responds to Superstorm Sandy Spending Questions

Contrary to what is stated in recent media reports, the American Red Cross does provide information about our spending on disasters. The Red Cross has several publically available resources to ensure those we help and the general public are aware of how donations enable us to meet the short and long-term needs of communities impacted by disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.

Those can be found here:

http://www.redcross.org/support/donating-fundraising/where-your-money-goes/sandy-response

The vast majority of our 25-page July 29, 2013 letter to the New York Attorney General is being released and details our response efforts following Superstorm Sandy. We sought to keep confidential a small part of the letter that provided proprietary information important to maintaining our ability to raise funds and fulfill our mission.

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 @RedCross.