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 will help the American Red Cross of Central Jersey (ARC) continue to aid New Jersey victims of Hurricane Sandy. Beginning on October 26, 2012, Sandy, a major storm, caused unprecedented flooding, massive power outages and other destruction throughout the state. The Governor declared a state of emergency for New Jersey where thousands of people were left homeless, public transit was suspended, services were disrupted, and damages are expected to total billions of dollars. ARC is provided life-saving services, operating multiple shelters, deploying volunteers, distributing food and relief supplies, and offering emotional support in affected communities.
Amount Awarded $250,000.00
Awarded on: 10/31/2012
Time frame: 12/1/2012 - 1/31/2013
Grant Number: 70586