Carbone Family Donates $25,000 to American Red Cross

Carbone Family Donates $25,000 to American Red Cross
This was a costly relief operation, and the Carbones’ gift will help offset the cost of relief efforts for residents whose lives were turned upside down by the floods.

Alex Carbone, Joseph Carbone and Kristin Carbone Grosso presented a check for $25,000 to the American Red Cross of Central New York on Oct. 4 at the Carbone Auto Group in Utica.

The Carbones’ generous contribution is for emergency services provided by the Red Cross to residents of the Mohawk Valley and Central New York following the devastating June floods, which destroyed or damaged more than 1,100 homes and impacted more than 2,400 families. Here’s how the Red Cross responded in the days and weeks following the floods:

• Red Cross shelters provided housing for 338 people.

• Red Cross volunteers served 13,671 hot meals and 19,717 snacks.

• Red Cross volunteers distributed 20,761 bulk items, 2,423 clean-up kits and 566 comfort kits.

• Red Cross volunteers provided physical health services to 649 people and mental health counseling to 1,212 people.

“The Carbone family has always been a caring and generous partner with the Red Cross, and they have come through again for Mohawk Valley and Central New York residents with this contribution,” said Rosie Taravella, CEO of the American Red Cross Central New York Region. “This was a costly relief operation, and the Carbones’ gift will help offset the cost of relief efforts for residents whose lives were turned upside down by the floods.”

Photo caption (from left to right): Joe Carbone, Kristin Carbone Grosso and Al Carbone present a check for $25,000 to American Red Cross Central New York Region CEO Rosie Taravella, Interim Mohawk Valley Community Executive Rich Hajeris, Mohawk Valley Board of Directors member Don Hanson, and Sam Crisino, Mohawk Valley Disaster Health Services Supervisor and CNY Region Health Services Lead.