As part of our commitment to supporting people when disaster strikes, we provided a grant to American Red Cross® to assist those affected by the flooding in Texas that has caused severe damage and displacement in the Houston area, and the flooding in South Carolina after devastating storms impacted thousands of lives and washed away hundreds of homes. Additionally, we provided a grant to American Red Cross® to meet the emergency needs of earthquake-affected populations to Ecuador, when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake took the lives of hundreds of people and displaced thousands, in Nepal and to offer relief for the victims of the Canadian Wildfires.
The Red Cross is equipped to serve up to one million meals a day within 72 hours of a disaster.
The Red Cross Emergency App provides immediate access to emergency alerts, information regarding shelters and flooding safety information.
Thanks to the support of organizations like Astellas USA Foundation, the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs of people impacted by disaster in the United States.
Retired Chief Executive Officer
American Red Cross® of Chicago & Northern Illinois