StateNewslines Supports Continued Relief Efforts by American Red Cross in Chile and Haiti

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StateNewslines makes a donation on behalf of its users to American Red Cross international relief efforts.

StateNewslines recognizes the continued relief efforts given by the American Red Cross and promoted contributions through their StateNewslines.com website, leading to a donation of $1,000 through the Central West Virginia Chapter.

StateNewslines provided a donation of $1, on behalf of the first 1,000 new users to join its state/local news service in March, to the American Red Cross to assist with Chilean and Haitian relief efforts. Through corporate and individual contributions, the American Red Cross is able to extend their relief efforts in Chile and Haiti. StateNewslines was able to generate continued awareness for the American Red Cross and a corporate contribution of $1,000. StateNewslines encourages individuals and corporations to support the American Red Cross.

Chilean Red Cross volunteers continue their vital work, receiving and packing donated goods, transporting them to the affected areas and distributing food, hygiene items and emergency items to survivors. To date, more than 2,300 households (approximately 11,600 people) have received kitchen utensils, hygiene items, blankets, water containers and tarps in the most severely-affected regions of Maule and Bío-Bío.

In recent weeks, the American Red Cross doubled its contribution to $1 million for relief efforts in Chile and plans to provide additional support in the coming weeks and months as the response progresses. Additionally, it has provided 5,000 water containers, more than 1,100 hygiene kits and one disaster specialist, who is serving on a regional assessment team. The global Red Cross network collectively aims to provide health services for up to 90,000 people, shelter assistance for 50,000 people, relief items for 75,000 people as well as water and sanitation services for up to 10,000 people within the next year.

Since the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, Red Cross and Red Crescent teams from 40 nations, including the American Red Cross, have overcome many hurdles to meet the emergency needs of approximately 2 million especially vulnerable people. In the past three months, the global Red Cross network has:

  • Handed out tarps, tents and toolkits to nearly 373,000 people – 93 percent of its original target.
  • Provided relief items for 400,000 people.
  • Distributed 60 million liters of clean drinking water.
  • Built more than 1,300 latrines.
  • Treated more than 86,000 people at Red Cross hospitals or mobile clinics.
  • Helped vaccinate more than 152,000 people against deadly diseases.
  • Coordinated the shipment of more than 2,100 units of blood to medical facilities.
  • Registered more than 28,400 people with missing loved ones on its family linking Web site.

You can help the victims of countless crises, like the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti, around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. To make a donation, please visit http://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-257-7575.

About StateNewslines:

StateNewslines' index of news headlines and articles is continually updated as media outlets release information – giving real-time access to headlines from more than 10,000 daily newspapers, periodicals, blogs, magazines, television stations, college newspapers, sports and alumni websites. Busy executives, professionals and leaders rely on StateNewslines to save time each day browsing, searching, and sharing news. Over the past 2 years, StateNewslines has become known as the nation's largest and most comprehensive web site for state and local news headlines, providing simplicity and convenience to readers through its website and mobile applications.

For more information, please contact Kristi Rhule at http://www.StateNewslines.com.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

For more information, please visit http://www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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