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What the Red Cross is doing for Sandy victims

November 10, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

MORRISONVILLE - The North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross reported Friday that the organization has mobilized its full resources across the country to get help to people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Here's what it said:

-Red Cross workers are getting food and supplies to the people who need it in New Jersey and all New York boroughs. There are more than 300 Red Cross feeding trucks mobilized as well as rental cars, trucks to distribute supplies and food in neighborhoods.

-Since the relief operation began, the Red Cross has served more than one million meals and snacks, and provided more than 50,000 overnight stays.

-More than 5,700 Red Cross workers from all 50 states are supporting shelters, providing food and water at fixed sites, and driving through neighborhoods to distribute meals and supplies. About 90 percent of these workers are volunteers.

-Working in partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Red Cross has kitchens and fixed feeding sites spread across New York and New Jersey.

-Thursday night, about 5,300 people affected by Sandy stayed in more than 70 shelters.



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