Red Cross receives $20,000 grant

The American Red Cross, Kansas Capital Area Chapter is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $20,000 from Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation that will help fund disaster service and response in the City of Manhattan.

“This grant will be used to provide disaster relief for victims of local disasters,” said Jo Ann Long, Development Director, Kansas Capital Area Chapter. “It also allowed us to purchase a disaster response trailer for the city of Manhattan which will be stocked with items like cots, bedding kits, and clean-up kits.”

The Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers respond when tragedy occurs. The Kansas Capital Area Chapter provides direct services including shelter, food, clothing and prescription medicine, as well as emotional support. Emergencies include anything from small house fires to large disasters including

floods and tornadoes. Last year, the Kansas Capital Area Chapter assisted more than 430 people affected by home fires.

“We are grateful for The Caroline Peine Foundation’s generosity and support of disaster response in Riley County,” said Long. “This grant allows us to continue key support and services that have supplied the immediate needs to the Manhattan community.”.

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