The American Red Cross of Alaska responds to calls for assistance, on average, almost once a day state-wide. In May, the Red Cross provided assistance to 4 residents of Kwethluk. Overall statewide, a total of 77 people were assisted; of those assisted, at least 19 were children under the age of 18. Including five who were listed as young children (0-5).
Volunteers, all across the state, give up their free time to make this amount of help in their communities possible.
Breakdown of service by area: Anchorage: 10 individuals received aid; Eagle River: 2 individuals received aid; Fairbanks: 1 individual received aid; Delta Junction: 6 individuals received aid; Juneau: 12 individuals received aid; North Pole: 6 individuals received aid; Chugiak: 3 individuals received aid; Wasilla: 24 individuals received aid; Teller: 1 individual received aid; Kwethluk: 4 individuals received aid; Copper Center: 2 individuals received aid; Anaktuvuk Pass: 4 individuals received aid; Big Lake: 2 individuals received aid.
About the American Red Cross of Alaska:
In FY16, the American Red Cross of Alaska offered food, shelter, comfort and hope to 608 Alaskans. We responded to 200 single and multi-family house fires. Our preparedness / Health and Safety teams have installed 1,425 smoke alarms statewide and educated 2,344 youth through our Pillowcase Project. Additionally, our Service to the Armed Forces staff exchanged 796 emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Alaska or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossak.