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.