The American Red Cross is extremely grateful to DICK’S Sporting Goods, a longtime supporter of national American Red Cross Relief Operations, for becoming a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program with a $250,000 donation that was presented to the Red Cross at the company’s Coraopolis corporate headquarters on Tuesday, October 9
Disaster Responder members pledge donations year-round, in advance of major disasters, to ensure the Red Cross can respond immediately with comfort and care whenever and wherever disasters occur, help families during the recovery process, and ensure communities become better prepared for the next disaster.
“Ongoing financial support from members of the Disaster Responder Program helps create a reliable funding base for disaster relief services, providing food, shelter, emotional support and other essential assistance,” said Patricia Waldinger, American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Chief Executive Officer. “Money donated by the public and members of our Disaster Responder Program is essential to our ability to assist disaster survivors and support the first responders and volunteers who work tirelessly at the scene of a disaster.”
Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters across the country, including home fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and wildfires. Red Cross services are provided to people in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income through the generosity of Red Cross donors.
“DICK’S Sporting Goods and the American Red Cross share the vision to provide support and care to our communities in the United States,” noted Shelby Allen, Community and Corporate Relations Specialist, DICK'S Sporting Goods. “DICK’S is proud to partner with an organization that has such an extensive reach and a passion to help rebuild and strengthen our communities in their time of need. Through our partnership with the American Red Cross and the Annual Disaster Responder Program, DICK’S Sporting Goods is able to take a proactive approach and provide assistance for natural disaster relief efforts. DICK’S is able to help fulfill some of the immediate needs and support the long-term relief and recovery efforts.”