Friday, June 2, 2017

Red Cross Receives Grant to Fund Disaster Services

The American Red Cross serving the Texas South Plains has received a $2,500 grant from the Community foundation of West Texas to fun local disaster response work.

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization serving the 15 counties on the Texas South Plains with immediate emergency disaster assistance. Formed in 1917 the American Red Cross has worked to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

“With close to 100 families each year who suffer from a home fire, this grant will help us be there when our community members need us the most” Said Laura Hann, Executive Director

Established in 1981, the community foundation of West Texas is a regional philanthropic entity created by and for the people of the Texas South Plains region. The community Foundation exists to improve quality of life in the region by helping area donors to give in ways that make an enduring impact on their community. In 2015, the community Foundation and its affiliates awarded more than $1.7 million in grants and scholarships, funding projects of hundreds of nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies. Visit to learn more.

The American Red Cross is accepting donation to help fund disaster assistance in the South Plains. For more information on the Red Cross please visit our web site at www.RedCross.Org/Lubbock   or call 806-765-8534