Red Cross Seeks Funds, Blood

by Gabe Bullard on September 17, 2008

The American Red Cross is in need of funding and blood following an active disaster season.

The Louisville chapter has one day’s worth of blood left in its banks and is organizing drives for this week. The chapter is also spending money from the national natural disaster relief fund. Chapter head Brian Quail says this year’s wildfires and hurricanes have left that fund nearly empty.

“The natural disaster relief fund at this time is in a negative position and the American Red Cross has been borrowing money to be able to provide its mission critical services across the country,” says Quail.

The Red Cross will set up a shelter at the Louisville Gardens Thursday for those displaced from last Sunday’s storm.

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