Red Cross and Coast Central Credit Union Set up Account for Hurricane Sandy Relief

The American Red Cross and Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) are making it easier for North coast residents to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. A “Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund” (# 182300) has been established, and the public is invited to visit any Coast Central Credit Union
member services branch to donate to this fund.

“Our members, volunteer Board members, management and staff at Coast Central Credit Union are deeply concerned about the families along the East Coast affected by hurricane Sandy,” said Dennis Hunter, Vice President of Marketing for CCCU,   “We strongly support the efforts of the American Red Cross in providing the help that these families need.”

Contributions for Hurricane Sandy Relief will be used to assist the American Red Cross in the ongoing effort to provide shelter, food, health and mental health and other services for people in multiple states.  Shelters are open in nine states, and thousands of people have used them as refuge. The Red Cross has provided over 160,000 meals thus far, and is deploying 12 mobile kitchens to the area. 50 trailers of relief supplies have been deployed, as well as more than two‐thirds of the entire Red Cross fleet of emergency response vehicles.

“This relief effort will be ongoing for some time,” said Barbara Caldwell, Executive Director of the Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross, “we have just deployed another Humboldt County volunteer to New York, and expect others to be deployed in the coming weeks. The Red Cross very much needs financial donations to help us in this effort, and appreciates the support of Coast Central Credit Union.”

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters;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.