The Red Cross has had a very busy year helping people affected by storms, earthquakes, and wildfires and these last few weeks have been especially challenging for them.
Hurricane Irene has caused billions of dollars in damage. From the Wall Street Journal:
Hurricane Irene, the storm that struck the East Coast late last month, could cost insurers up to $5.5 billion, according to the latest estimate from a disaster-modeling company.
The modeling firm, Risk Management Solutions Inc., said Irene caused insured losses of $2 billion to $4.5 billion in the U.S. and $500 million to $1 billion in the Caribbean.
Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 10 new fires for 179 acres.
In the past seven days Texas Forest Service has responded to 127 fires for 9,205 acres.
Assessment crews continue to survey the damage of numerous fires that occurred across Central and East Texas during the past week. It is currently estimated that 1,939 homes have been destroyed since Labor Day weekend.
American Airlines has partnered with the American Red Cross to help bring disaster by offering AAdvantage members miles for donating to the American Red Cross:
You can help people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and fires, at home and around the world by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
The Red Cross continues to provide food and shelter for those affected from multiple disasters, including residents impacted by wildfires in Texas and Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, which left severe weather in its wake over the Labor Day weekend.
Make a Donation to the American Red Cross and Earn AAdvantage Bonus Miles
If you would like to join us in supporting the disaster victims by making a cash donation, American will reward your generosity with an American Airlines AAdvantage bonus mile offer. Through October 31, 2011, AAdvantage members can earn a one-time bonus of 250 AAdvantage miles for a minimum $50 donation, or 500 AAdvantage bonus miles for a donation of $100 or more to the American Red Cross.
Go here to donate or for more information.