The American Red Cross is going to participate in the ING New York Marathon. The Red Cross is involved in helping people wherever needed, as always. Locals are also invited to be a part of the Red Cross team of runners.
This year Red Cross will honor the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which has hit New York in October 2012. The organization has declared that it is still involved in helping the victims of the hurricane, and that it would have not been able to accomplish the things that it did without the help of ordinary people.
The marathon will be organized on the 3rd of November and anyone can become a member of the runner team.
The American Red Cross has rewarded eight national organizations that have been involved in recovery programs and services dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The grants total ten million USD.
In the past five years, Sandy Sperstrom was the biggest natural disaster that the Red Cross was involved in. Right after the storm and during the following months, the Red Cross has provided more than 17 million meals and snacks, has distributed more than 7 million relief items, has worked with teams that summed up 17,000 persons (workers and volunteers) and offered shelter for 74,000 persons.
Red Cross is also involved in offering financial counseling to families that have been negatively impacted by the storm. Nine months after the disaster, the Red Cross has spent or made commitments to spend about 260 million USD.Read More