ADVISORY, Aug. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The American Red Cross will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to raise awareness for the tens of thousands of Americans impacted by historic flooding in Louisiana, the worst natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy. More than 1900 Red Cross workers are on the ground in Louisiana now providing shelter, food and comfort, and will continue to be there in the weeks and months ahead, helping residents recover from this devastating disaster.
The Red Cross urges the public to support those affected by the Louisiana floods. To help, please visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word LAFLOODS to 90999. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.
In honor of the occasion, Mary Young, CEO of the American Red Cross Metro New York North, will ring the Opening Bell for NASDAQ.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
American Red Cross Media Contact:
Michael de Vulpillieres
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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