United Way NCA Donates $25,000 to the American Red Cross to Assist with Storm Relief Efforts
United Way of the National Capital Area announced that it has donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross (ARC) to assist with response efforts to the June 29 storm that led to power outages for over a million customers in the region, and caused significant property damage.
“ARC has expended an extraordinary amount of time, money and effort to deal with this unprecedented set of circumstances,” said Bill Hanbury, President and CEO of United Way NCA.
ARC’s relief efforts have helped thousands of local residents across all eight regions within the United Way NCA service area in need of food, shelter, and other basic needs services. Linda Mathes, CEO of the American Red Cross, said that the storm “presented a much more complicated recovery than a major hurricane.”
The grant came out of a Crisis Relief Fund established by the United Way NCA Board last January that was specifically created to support United Way NCA member nonprofits providing on-the-ground relief services for a local crisis in the national capital area.