By Jennifer Pipa, Vice President, Disaster Programs, American Red Cross
In an emergency, every second counts — that’s why it’s crucial to be prepared.
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning.
The past year reminded us that no one is beyond the reach of emergencies. In the U.S., millions of people across the country were impacted by an unrelenting wave of devastating disasters — from back-to-back hurricanes, to record-breaking wildfires, historic storms and, of course, home fires — compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Support for American Red Cross and local nonprofits will provide shelter, other immediate assistance needs in affected communities
CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA) is committing $1 million from the Boeing Charitable Trust to assist with disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the company announced today. This includes a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross that will help to bring shelter, food, water, relief supplies and other assistance to hard hit areas across the South, including Louisiana, and the Northeast United States.
For as long as she can remember, Jalen Matthews has received regular blood transfusions to treat sickle cell disease—an inherited condition that limits her red blood cells from carrying enough oxygen throughout her body. Though the 24-year-old was diagnosed with the disease at birth, it was not until she suffered a stroke caused by a blood clot at age 11 that blood transfusions became a lifeline to managing her symptoms.
MILWAUKEE, September 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rockwell Automation has made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support the organization’s Hurricane Ida disaster relief efforts and humanitarian relief efforts for military, veterans, and evacuees following the recent unrest in Afghanistan.
By, Faiza Lahlou, Vice President Communications & Sustainability at Procter & Gamble
For the past few weeks there has been a wind of hope blowing across Europe. Vaccination programs are being rolled out, streets are reopening, and life is slowly resuming to ‘normal’. Whilst this is a breath of fresh air for many, we cannot forget the impact the pandemic has had on human lives, on the economy and on society as a whole.
The role of community has been vital to managing the effects of the pandemic and, as we all evaluate what we’ve personally experienced, we must also take a moment to consider how we can continue to support those most in need.
In the wake of the recent winter storm in Texas, Stanley Black & Decker announced a donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Giving Program.
Funds will be used to support immediate needs in Texas, along with future disasters throughout the country. The company will also be donating to the North Texas Food Bank and Genesis Women’s Shelter to assist residents in Texas who are struggling to meet basic needs.
MILWAUKEE, February 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Rockwell Automation announced it will donate $20,000 to support the American Red Cross for relief efforts helping communities in southern states still recovering from last week’s winter storm.
According to the Red Cross, roughly 594,000 people are still without power across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Oregon. As many as 13 million people in Texas are without safe water, and in some areas, boil water advisories are in place.
For the health and safety of our employees and our communities, volunteerism at International Paper looked a little different this year. Employees across the United States had a variety of opportunities to volunteer in meaningful ways individually and with family. One such volunteer opportunity was Holiday Mail for Heroes for the American Red Cross. Volunteers in South Carolina created holiday greetings for veterans and active military, which the American Red Cross distributed.
Conscious of its social responsibility as one of the world’s largest producers of trucks and buses, IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial N.V., is supporting various local initiatives across Europe to address the challenges raised by the Covid-19 pandemic.