“Hurricane Ida had a devastating impact on many communities in New Jersey,” said Jose B. Guerrero, President and CEO of Spencer. “We are proud to help support our local community as it continues to recover from this devastating storm. We hope this donation will help bring some relief to families and communities that have been hit hard across the state. “
In the month following Hurricane Ida, the Red Cross and its partners worked tirelessly to assist those affected by the storm. In New Jersey, more than 335 Red Cross volunteers worked tirelessly to help families affected by the devastating floods caused by Ida.
“Thanks to the generosity of Spencer Savings Bank, the Red Cross is able to provide care to New Jersey residents whose homes have been severely affected by Ida,” said Rosie Taravella, Regional CEO, American Red Cross. New Jersey. “Donors who have offered their support throughout this emergency are helping families affected by Hurricane Ida recover. “
Since September 1 in New Jersey, the Red Cross has provided more than 2,070 overnight stays in shelters and served nearly 20,670 meals and snacks; distributed over 11,620 cleaning kits and 12,069 other relief supplies such as comfort kits, rakes, tarps and more; provided health or emotional support to over 2,124 people; and provided 4,355 people from 1,502 families with disaster recovery support through social assistance.
If you would like to help out and donate to the American Red Cross in New Jersey, please visit their website at redcross.org/NJ.
About the American Red Cross in New Jersey:
The American Red Cross provides programs and services to a population of 8.8 million people in New Jersey. The Red Cross trains and mobilizes more than 4,400 volunteers who support service delivery across the state. In New Jersey last year, the Red Cross responded to 848 local disasters, mostly house fires, helping 2,004 displaced families; collected over 90,923 units of blood through Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers; provided emergency messages to over 6,898 military family services, helping families find help and / or get advice and referrals; and trained 72,073 people with life skills in preparation, CPR, AED use, first aid and water sports. For more information, please visit redcross.org/NJ.
About Spencer Savings Bank:
Spencer Savings Bank, a leading New Jersey-based community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, has served its local communities with integrity and pride for over 100 years. The bank has total assets of over $ 3 billion and operates 20 financial centers across New Jersey. Spencer specializes in providing premier banking products and services for consumers and businesses. Visit SpencerSavings.com for more information.
For more information, contact:
Anita Guerrero (SSB): 201-703-3800 x 8421
Vice-president, director of corporate communications