Adams Hometown Market Helps Hurricane Disaster Relief
On October 13, 2017 Adams Hometown Markets presented the American Red Cross with a check for $7,384.76 for hurricane disaster relief.. This was possible because of the generosity of our customers and the dedication of our associates. Please read below for more information about how The Red Cross is helping people nationwide.
In the last seven weeks, the Red Cross, along with community and government partners, has provided 1.2 million overnight stays in emergency shelters. Shelters were opened in 8 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This includes—
- For Harvey, 431,000 overnight shelter stays in Texas and Louisiana.
- For Irma, more than 648,000 overnight shelter stays across six states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- For Maria, more than 216,000 overnight stays in primarily government shelters across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
With the help of partners, the Red Cross has served 6.6 million meals and snacks and has distributed 3.3 million emergency relief items to people in need.
Red Cross volunteers have provided more than 185,000 mental health and health services to support and care for those affected.
A total of nearly 16,000 trained disaster workers, 91 percent of them volunteers, have been mobilized to support hurricane relief efforts. Many of these workers have supported multiple relief operations or deployed multiple times.
Right now, more than 2,300 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground. More than 100 Red Cross workers from around the world have deployed to the United States to help with hurricane relief efforts.
Adams Hometown Markets, Better Valu, Tri-Town Foods and Jerry's Supermarkets are proud to stand by the American Red Cross. Thanks to all who contributed.to this worthy cause.