Langley Federal Credit Union Donates 25K to American Red Cross
Funds Will Support Hawaii and Hilary Disaster Relief Efforts
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – (Aug. 28, 2023) Langley Federal Credit Union is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross supporting relief efforts for recent disasters across multiple western states including the Hawaii wildfires and the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hilary.
The American Red Cross disaster teams opened emergency shelters in California, Arizona and Nevada on Sunday after Tropical Storm Hilary’s heavy rain caused flooding, power outages and numerous rockslides across Southern California. Debris, mud and rocks have blocked roads and left some residents trapped in their homes.
In addition, the American Red Cross has continued to work around the clock to deliver compassionate and equitable care to the many who are picking up the pieces following the wildfires in Hawaii. The American Red Cross is helping transition displaced residents from congregate shelters to hotels to give families and individuals a comfortable and safe place to stay near their community while more permanent housing plans are developed.
“This donation will help the American Red Cross continue to mobilize emergency help to those directly impacted by these crises,” stated Jerome Fowlkes, Langley’s CHRO and Langley for Families Foundation board member. “Langley appreciates the lifesaving work the disaster relief teams are providing to thousands of households in need of safe shelter and basic needs in these challenging times.”
“Langley Federal Credit Union’s generosity allows the Red Cross to provide critically important aid to people impacted by the devastating wildfires in Maui, and by Hurricane Hilary in California,” said James Hatcher, CEO of the American Red Cross – Virginia Region. “This contribution will allow the Red Cross to provide a variety of important services to impacted families as they navigate through their recovery process.”
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