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Red Cross gets $20,000 from Caroline Peine Foundation

By The Mercury

The American Red Cross, Kansas Capital Area Chapter, received a grant of $20,000 from the Manhattan Fund - Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation that will help fund disaster service and response in Manhattan.

“This grant will be used to provide disaster relief for victims of local disasters,” said Jo Ann Long, the chapter’s development director. “It also allowed us to purchase a disaster response trailer for the city of Manhattan which will be stocked with items like cots, bedding kits, and clean-up kits.”

The Kansas Capital Area Chapter provides direct services including shelter, food, clothing and prescription medicine, as well as emotional support. Emergencies include anything from small house fires to large disasters including floods and tornadoes. Last year, the Kansas Capital Area Chapter assisted more than 430 people affected by home fires.

“We are grateful for The Caroline Peine Foundation’s generosity and support of disaster response in Riley County,” Long said. “This grant allows us to continue key support and services that have supplied the immediate needs to the Manhattan community.”

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