Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.This grant provides support to the American Red Cross of Central Jersey (ARC) to continue aiding victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in New Jersey through November 30, 2011. On August 27, Irene, one the most damaging storms in New Jersey's history, struck the state. In its aftermath, towns throughout New Jersey experienced record levels of flooding, and thousands of people turned to ARC for help. In response to the hurricane and, 10 days later, to the tropical storm, ARC is operating 66 shelters, providing food, distributing relief supplies and offering emotional support in affected communities throughout the state.
Amount Awarded $200,000.00
Awarded on: 9/30/2011
Time frame: 10/1/2011 - 11/30/2011
Grant Number: 69564