Allied Logistics partners with the American Red Cross in West Virginia for Superstorm Sandy Support

Special to HuntingtonNews.Net

Charleston,  — The American Red Cross thanks Allied Logistics for their generosity in donating $10,000

to Red Cross for Superstorm Sandy. Allied Logistics conducted an employee giving campaign with the company matching funds that the employees raised. The storm affected 24 states requiring the biggest Red Cross disaster response in the U.S. in five years. The financial gifts and related giving of area businesses have enabled the Red Cross to meet emergency needs far and wide, and will ensure the help remains for weeks and months to come.

 

“When Sandy   devastated lives and entire communities, Allied Logistics and their employees   stepped up to help the Red Cross

bring much-needed   relief,” said Becky Howard, Chief Development Officer at the American Red   Cross. “With your support, the

Red Cross has   provided food, water, shelter, relief supplies and health care, and we’ll   continue to be there as those hardest

hit take the difficult   steps toward recovery.”

 

The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters each year and   Allied Logistics has consistently done their part to help.  

Allied Logistics has partnered with the Red Cross during previous national   and international disasters contributing more than

$12,000 in past years. 

 

“Time after time our neighbors and businesses have supported the Red   Cross response to needs, in our own community

and across the nation, giving financial gifts, time and blood,” said Howard.  “Allied Logistics has a history of   generosity and

Sandy brought out the best in us.”

 

In the first month that Sandy hit, the Red Cross provided   more than 500 shelter stays in West Virginia, part of an overall shelter   response that provided 158,000 shelter stays nationwide. The Red Cross has   also:

 

  •   Provided 9 million meals and   snacks through its partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention to people   affected
  •   by Sandy in New York and New   Jersey.
  •   Distributed 6.7 million   relief items including cold weather items like coats, blankets, gloves and   hand warmers, as well

as supplies to   help people with the massive clean-up of their neighborhoods.

  •   Provided 103,000 health   services and mental health contacts for people living in very tough   conditions.

 

Continued services to those affected by Sandy are   needed and ongoing. With the kind of generosity that is shown by

businesses like Allied Logistics, the Red Cross   is able to provide the continued support that is so needed after a storm like   Sandy. 

 

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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

 

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