Ronald S. Lauder and Family and Leonard A. Lauder and Family will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other states impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Many of the hardest hit areas are home to The Estée Lauder Companies‘ company employees and local partners and the donation by the Ronald S. Lauder and Family and Leonard A. Lauder and Family will help provide for critical, immediate assistance and ongoing recovery relief.
“Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have impacted tens of millions of residents across multiple states and the Caribbean, and the Red Cross has been on the ground since before the storms impact and will continue to have a huge and sustained response to help those in need,” said Josh Lockwood, regional CEO of the American Red Cross in Greater New York. “In times like this, the American people rely on the Red Cross, and the Red Cross is so appreciative for the generous gift from the families of Ronald and Leonard Lauder.”
The American Red Cross has a launched a wide-ranging relief effort to provide safe shelter, food and comfort to people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Red Cross is part of a large team of agencies and organizations responding to provide help to those in need. In the last three weeks, the Red Cross and community partners have provided more than 934,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters due to hurricanes across eight states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, the Red Cross has served more than 3 million meals and snacks to people in need. More than 6,400 Red Cross disaster workers and 300 emergency response vehicles are on the ground right now, helping thousands of people affected by these storms.
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.