CSEA supports Red Cross disaster relief efforts
|ALBANY, NY (Nov. 9, 2012) CSEA has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross (ARC) for its disaster relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy.
“Crises really bring out the best in people and it’s clear that New Yorkers are stepping up to the challenge of responding to Superstorm Sandy,” said Danny Donohue, president of the nearly 300,000 member CSEA – New York’s leading union.
“Like dedicated Red Cross volunteers, many CSEA members are on the front lines responding to the disaster with focus and professionalism,” Donohue said. “They need our continued respect and support. Many more of our members are among the millions of people who have been personally affected by the storm and urgently need help.”
“The Red Cross response to Superstorm Sandy will continue for as long as we are needed,” said Gary Striar, ARCNENY CEO. “We are grateful for the continued support of these efforts from CSEA – it’s donations like this that really get to the heart and mission of our organization, which is to help people during disasters.”
The Red Cross has mobilized the full resources of the organization across the country to get help to people affected by Sandy.
The response to Sandy is likely to be the biggest Red Cross response in the U.S. in the past five years. Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. They can also use the “donate” feature on the free Red Cross Apps for mobile devices to support this relief response. Contributions may also be sent to local Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.