Since Hurricane Laura made landfall, the Red Cross emergency call center has received the highest call volume in over a decade. Hundreds of thousands continue to need shelter as many communities remain without power and water, while many have lost their homes altogether. The Red Cross is currently sheltering people in Texas, as well as supporting sheltering efforts across Louisiana, providing comfort and care to thousands of evacuees. The $20,000 donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will make it possible for the Red Cross to deliver food, shelter, clean-up supplies and other basic and essential humanitarian needs to support people in need of disaster relief services.
Founded 15 years ago in the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Foundation was created to help save lives, and has since donated more than $51 million to hometown heroes across the U.S. and Canada. This includes grant awards providing lifesaving equipment and resources to first responders, support for members of the military, disaster relief and prevention education.