Public Continues to Donate During the Holidays

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:15am

A new survey conducted for the American Red Cross shows that most Americans say their giving to political causes in 2012 and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts will not reduce their year-end gifts to charity.

A telephone survey of 1,010 adults conducted earlier this month found that 78% of those who have already given to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts say it will not impact their year-end charitable giving, while 90 percent of those who gave to political causes say it will not reduce their giving to non-profits this holiday season.

"We are grateful for the generous donations by the American public for the Red Cross response to Superstorm Sandy as well as their support for the work of the Red Cross here in El Paso," said Mark Matthys, Executive Director. "The Red Cross, like other nonprofits, relies on funding throughout the year to support its mission to help those who need our help."

In the past year, American Red Cross El Paso responded to requests for disaster assistance about every 30 hours on average and assisted more than 300 families who had urgent needs for food, clothing, shelter and comfort.

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