A Shortage in National Funds Affects Local Red Cross Chapters

By: Karen Kostko
By: Karen Kostko

A safe amount for the Red Cross National Disaster fund averages around $56 million. The current amount for the fund is $1.5 million. That is the lowest it has been in 11 years.

The fund is set aside for Red Cross chapters across the country, the money going towards disaster relief.

If a major disaster took place in the Wausau area or surrounding areas, inadequate funding could minimize the amount of aid received.

To donate time or money to the Red Cross, call 1-800-HELPNOW.

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