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ANGIE MONCADA
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Tuesday, August 2, 2005
RED CROSS AWARDED RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION, AMICA GRANTS FOR DISASTER SERVICES
(August 2, 2005 Providence, RI) The American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter has recently been awarded two grants totaling $6,000 to support its disaster services.

The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $5,000 to the chapter on July 22, 2005 via its Rosa Anne Grosvenor Fund. Through its Basic Human Needs program, the Rhode Island Foundation supports agencies that provide food, clothing, housing, prescription, and utility assistance to Rhode Island residents most in need. 

The Amica Companies Foundation, based in Lincoln, RI, awarded the chapter $1,000 on July 15, 2005 on behalf of Robert A. DiMuccio for Rhode Island Disaster Services.

"The support our chapter receives from local funders is essential to our continued ability to provide services to Rhode Islanders in their moments of greatest need," says chapter CEO Dan Samborn.  "We are truly grateful that the Amica Companies Foundation and the Rhode Island Foundation continue to recognize our work and contribute to its ongoing success."

From July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005, the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter provided disaster assistance to 1,321 people, and over $220,000 in aid was delivered by chapter volunteers who contributed well over 17,000 hours of volunteer service.

About the Rhode Island Chapter
The American Red Cross is chartered by Congress to provide disaster services. We are not a government agency and we do not receive government funding or funding from our national office. We rely solely on contributions from Rhode Islanders to fulfill our mission and your dollar stays here in RI to help your friends and neighbors in their greatest time of need.

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