JAMESTOWN - The American Red Cross of Southwestern New York recently received a $25,000 donation for relief efforts in the Philippines following the recent typhoon that devastated parts of the country.
"The American Red Cross is grateful to the Lenna Foundation for this generous donation to the relief efforts," stated Bill Tucker, executive director of the Southwestern New York Chapter. "This money will help the continuing efforts of the Red Cross in those areas of the Philippines with the greatest need."
As of Dec. 9, the American Red Cross relief team that is part of the global Red Cross response has distributed tarps, water cans, mosquito nets and hygiene kits to approximately 44,000 people and the distribution is ongoing.
The Red Cross has delivered food packages to more than 785,000 people and provided clean water to nearly 600,000 people.
A Red Cross field hospital in Ormoc continues to treat patients and as of Dec. 10 the hospital has delivered 136 babies.
Additionally, a Red Cross mobile clinic is caring for people in northern Cebu and teams are providing healthcare and emotional support in communities throughout the affected area.
The American Red Cross of Southwestern New York is a United Way Community Partner.