American Red Cross: Our November Charity of the Month

The American Red Cross is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. In addition to these efforts, the American Red Cross has spread to serve internationally and offers their assistance to community services that help the needy, the collection, processing and distribution of blood to those in need, internal relief and development programs, educational programs on health, safety, and preparedness, communication services and comfort for military members and their family.

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Their network of donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, in the United States and around the world. 

This month, Bottle Rocket Apps has chosen to donate to the American Red Cross disaster relief for hurricane Sandy. Many of our clients, friends and families live on the east coast and were impacted by Sandy. We hope our contribution will help bring comfort and resources to those most in need.

After hurricane Sandy, getting supplies, meals and water into affected areas is the top priority. The American Red Cross deployed nearly 8,500 workers from all 50 states to the east coast to help after the storm. They have distributed more than 983,000 relief items such as cleanup kits and hygiene kits, and have served more than 5.6 million meals and snacks to the victims.

The American Red Cross still has a lot of work to do on the east coast and is still asking for donations.