Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 17, 2011
Jason Hope, local Scottsdale, Arizona entrepreneur, donated funds today to the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross to aid in rescue and recovery efforts following last months tragic tornado in Joplin, Missouri.
The magnitude of the damage is immense according to workers on site and to numerous media reports from the stricken area. The Red Cross has assisted those impacted since the tornado with shelter and supplies and is also providing comfort kits with daily essentials. In addition to providing for these most basic needs, they offer much needed emotional assistance as well.
“Life in Joplin will never be the same,” said Jason Hope. “But many residents will be helped by the important work the Red Cross is doing. My thoughts are with those who lost loved ones as well as with those who are trying to get their lives back on track following this tragedy.”
“I would like to encourage others to support the work of the American Red Cross in Joplin. Every donation and volunteer hour still counts,” Hope added.
About Jason Hope
Jason Hope is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based philanthropist and entrepreneur. His interest in charitable works spans the realms of education, disease cure, biotechnology and the eradication of hunger. Learn more about Jason Hope and his commitment to philanthropy at http://www.jasonhope.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.