Graphic: When Disaster Strikes

How the Red Cross May Use Your Donation to Help Disaster Victims:

  • $25 provides five blankets at an emergency shelter.
  • $75 can cover a doctor’s visit for an individual injured in a disaster.
  • $350 can provide emrergency food and shelter for 25 disaster victims for one day.
  • $2,500 deploys one Emergency Response Vehicle and drivers (including housing and meals for drivers) to a disaster relief operation.
  • $3,200 is the average yearly maintenance and fuel for one Emergency Response Vehicle.

This image shows how the Red Cross responds when a disaster strikes:
When Disaster Strikes

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