Pioneer Valley Red Cross Collects More Than $350,000 in Donations for Haiti

SPRINGFIELD — Since the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter has received an outpouring of donations from the community. Local businesses, schools, and organizations mobilized their employees, students, and members to fund-raise and spread awareness of the situation in Haiti. To date, the Pioneer Valley Chapter has received more than $350,000 in donations earmarked for Haiti Relief.

The donations included major gifts from Bay State Gas and MassMutual Financial Group along with large community fund-raising campaigns from Big Y and Springfield Public Schools.

The chapter thanks the many organizations and individuals that have donated to Haiti relief efforts, and encourages continued support. The American Red Cross will continue to support earthquake survivors in the months and years ahead — until the last donated dollar is spent.

Over the past three months, the American Red Cross has allocated more than $108 million on food and water, shelter, and health and family services. More than half of the money has been for food, water, and relief supplies; a third has been for shelter; and 12{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} percent has been for health services, family services, and livelihoods.

Individuals and businesses can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance, and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013, or made by phone at (800) REDCROSS or (800) 257-7575 (Spanish) or online at

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