In an on-going effort to help with recovery efforts from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, United Way of Wayne County is contributing $5,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

In an on-going effort to help with recovery efforts from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, United Way of Wayne County is contributing $5,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Each year, in communities large and small, victims of disasters turn to the American Red Cross for help during crisis.

“The American Red Cross is vital to our community and the United Way of Wayne County is happy to help provide funds to those who were victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy,” said Carol Pettis, United Way regional director.

“Hurricane Sandy battered countless communities up and down the Eastern Seaboard and across the Northeast and our help is needed. We hope people will donate whatever they can in this time of need,” said Carl Zarcone, United Way Board Chair.

“We are very grateful for the support that the United Way provides, both locally and nationally when tragedy strikes,” stated James Love, American Red Cross executive director.

If you are interested in making a contribution to The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, you can donate securely online at www.redcross.org. Donations can also be made by phone by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

United Way of Wayne County is a volunteer driven organization that improves the quality of life in Wayne County by raising and fairly investing resources to support accountable programs.