Generous donations to the American Red Cross are critical to relief efforts in Haiti
Companies large and small, representing industries across the United States, have taken action to support their neighbors in Haiti by donating millions of dollars to the American Red Cross and by encouraging their customers and employees to follow suit. This support is making it into the hands of survivors and enabling more help to be on the way.
The distinguished corporate members of the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) allow the American Red Cross to respond immediately to the needs of individuals and families impacted by disaster anywhere in the United States, regardless of cost. In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, ADGP members increased their humanitarian commitment by making additional financial donations to the Red Cross International Response Fund and Haiti earthquake.
Donations of more than $1 million were also made by numerous organizations and foundations in support of Haiti emergency relief and recovery efforts. Additionally, more than 100 companies have launched employee giving campaigns in coordination with the Red Cross.
Thanks to the help of these companies, and the American public, relief materials are being delivered to Haiti. Red Cross workers from around the world, as well as volunteers based in Haiti, are addressing urgent needs and mobilizing a massive response operation in the region. The Red Cross is providing a wide range of help and support in the form of food, water, relief supplies, field hospitals, emotional support, sanitation facilities and family linking services for the people of Haiti. In the days ahead, the American Red Cross will begin to provide supplies for temporary shelters in Haiti. Kits, containing tarps, rope and tools, as well as tents and blankets, will be made available for an initial 20,000 families.
"The generous contributions and support of our corporate partners are critical to the ability of the American Red Cross to provide help and hope for the people of Haiti during their time of need," said Jeffrey Towers, Chief Development Officer of the American Red Cross. "We are rushing supplies and disaster management staff to Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake, and are very grateful the support of these companies for our humanitarian mission."
SOURCE American Red Cross