The American Red Cross honored the brave, selfless and strong humanitarians who supported the Red Cross during the 2017 hurricanes with the 2018 Community Impact Award at the Red Cross Heroes Ball at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Nearly $400,000 was raised to support Red Cross disaster relief programs.

The 2017 hurricane season was among the top 10 all-time most active seasons on record. Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, and Irma left millions without food and shelter, displaced from their homes, separated from their families. In the most devastating of cases, people lost their lives. In the face of this great devastation, the Red Cross was there. Like a hurricane, humanitarians from all over rushed to the affected areas, heading straight into the storm to provide care, shelter, and hope to those affected.

“This past hurricane season left devastation in its wake, but the Red Cross was there and continues to be there because of the generosity and humanitarian spirit of our volunteers and donors,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region.

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