Over the past 18 months, the Red Cross has provided financial assistance to severely impacted households in need of long-term recovery support. As of August 12, the Red Cross has provided over $115 million in recovery assistance to more than 46,000 households. That’s in addition to giving 575,000 households some $230 million in immediate financial assistance in the first 5 months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall.
We continue to work with local and state governments, nonprofit partners, faith-based organizations and community-based Long-Term Recovery Committees to provide ongoing assistance for people impacted by this devastating storm.
The Red Cross has also awarded more than $59 million in donated dollars to support community-based recovery services across the Gulf Coast Region. Through these grants, the Red Cross is providing targeted funding to non-profits able to help hurricane-damaged communities address the needs of their most vulnerable residents.