ECU’s Red Cross Club presented a check for $10,000 to the local Pitt County Red Cross Chapter on Thursday, May 1 in response to the recent tornado for disaster relief. The club president, ECU student Taylor Waters, presented the check.
“The money donated will help those effected by last week’s tornados,” said Waters. “The American Red Cross makes a difference in people’s lives every single day and disasters like this remind us how imperative they are to our community.”
In response to the tornado and storm damages in eastern North Carolina, the Red Cross and its volunteers have been working day and night to help assess and report the damages, feed and clothe the victims and make sure all immediate needs are taken care of. Donations are essential to keeping trucks on location, supplies on hand, and providing assistance to families in need.
The check to the American Red Cross will help fund disaster relief efforts in Eastern North Carolina. This donation will serve as great help to the region as all the money raised here stays here.
The American Red Cross is able to provide assistance to families affected by disasters in our community through the generous support of public donations. Please consider supporting your local Red Cross disaster relief efforts by donating at www.redcross.org, text REDCROSS to 90999, or calling 252-355-3800.