Allied Logistics partners with the American Red Cross in West Virginia for Superstorm Sandy Support
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:
as supplies to help people with the massive clean-up of their neighborhoods.
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.