The Western North Carolina Chapter's Red Cross volunteers have been active responders to disasters big and small all year. Through this Go Fund Me campaign sponsored by the WNC Chapter Board, we are working to raise much needed funds for disaster relief,. You can help us meet our ambitious $5,000 goal by making a donation of any size today!
The 2020 Hurricane and Wildfire Season is been unrelenting, with hurricanes and tropical storms in the south to devastating wildfires in much of the west. These back-to-back massive disasters have kept thousands of Red Cross volunteers working tirelessly for weeks across the country to provide food, shelter and comfort to thousands of people in need.
Over the past several weeks, The Red Cross has provided over1 million total overnight stays in emergency lodgings across multiple states. We have served more than 2.5 million meals and snacks, and distributed nearly 300,000 relief items with the help of partners. Red Cross volunteers have provided approximately 93,000 individual care contacts to help people with medical or disability needs, offering emotional and spiritual support during these challenging times. The Red Cross has also provided more than 6,000 households with emergency financial assistance to help them replace essential items and begin to recover.
Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 27, causing widespread devastation across east Texas and Louisiana, and now, just six weeks later, Hurricane Delta has ravaged the same area. The Red Cross is working tirelessly to make sure people have what they need to recover. After Hurricane Sally made landfall on September 16, drenching Alabama and Florida with heavy rainfall, the Red Cross has been there to help people as they clean up their homes and communities.
Devastating wildfires continue to burn across California, including six of the largest fires in the state’s history. In the last two months, flames have burned through as many as 3.1 million acres of land, destroying over 3,900 structures and forcing tens of thousands of individuals and families to flee their homes. And wildfire season is just getting underway – historically, California experiences the most devastating fires in September and October.
Just donors from around the country have supported Red Cross disaster relief efforts here in North Carlolina, it's our time to help those affected by these massive disasters. Click HERE for more information about Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Please donate to this disaster relief funding campaign today, and share the link in your networks to help us spread the word and make our goal. The WNC Chapter Board and staff thank you for generous support!
For more information about the American Red Cross serving Western North Carolina, click HERE. Our Executive Director is Megan Robinson.
For more information about becoming a Red Cross Volunteer, click HERE.
Fore more information about this Go Fund Me campaign, or to donate in other ways, contact Laurel Amabile, Regional Philanthropy Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org