Community Foundation Funding Hurricane Relief Efforts

November 2, 2012 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation is contributing $10,000 to the American Red Cross of Central New York for Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts on the East Coast. The local Red Cross is sending teams of trained volunteers to assist with relief efforts in New York City, New Jersey and surrounding areas affected by the storm.

Community Foundation support will help the Red Cross to equip and support these local volunteers, maximizing their ability to respond quickly and effectively. Volunteers will work to address immediate needs including food, shelter, health care, counseling, and casework referrals.

“We are pleased to support the important work of the many trained volunteers from Central New York who are eager to help those suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy,” said Peter Dunn, President and CEO of the Community Foundation.

How You Can Help

  • Donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund Online with a Credit Card or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
  • Donate $10 with your phone by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
  • Send donations by check to: American Red Cross of Central New York, 220 Herald Place, Syracuse, NY, 13202.

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