Fast Facts: Sandy Response

Across all affected states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia/DC and West Virginia):

  • 3,375,649 meals and snacks served
  • 124,594 relief items distributed
  • 29,670 health and mental health contacts
  • 5,784 disaster workers assigned to operations

More info:

  • The Red Cross is getting ready for a large outreach operation this weekend to provide disaster relief items to families across Long Island, Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Rockaways and Hoboken.
  • In advance of the cold temperatures, we handed out thousands of ready-to-eat meals and cold weather items for people in New York and New Jersey like blankets, hand and foot warmers, hats and gloves, ponchos and socks.

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