Contact: Lisa Miller
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Red Cross Helps 50 People in the Month of July
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, August 14, 2017 — The American Red Cross of Alaska responds to calls for assistance, on average, almost once a day state-wide. In July, 50 people were assisted; of those assisted, at least 10 were children under the age of 18. Including, 7 who were listed as young children (0-5).
VOLUNTEERS, all across the state, give up their free time to make this amount of help in their communities possible.
Breakdown of service by area:
Anchorage: 35 individuals received aid.
Chugiak: 3 individuals received aid.
Fairbanks: 1 individual received aid.
North Pole: 1 individual received aid.
Toksook Bay: 5 individuals received aid.
Nikolaevsk: 5 individuals received aid.
About the American Red Cross of Alaska:
In FY17, the American Red Cross of Alaska offered food, shelter, comfort and hope to 949 Alaskans. We responded to 305 disasters. Our preparedness / Health and Safety teams installed 2,311 smoke alarms statewide and educated 1,884 youth through our Pillowcase Project. Additionally, our Service to the Armed Forces staff exchanged 957 emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel 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/Alaska or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossak.