Ralph Packer commended


To the Editor:

The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts commends Ralph Packer for 14 years of partnership to help the local community.

Mr. Packer does his part to support American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts disaster relief efforts. For 14 years, he has hosted an American Red Cross donation bin at Tisbury Shell, at 9 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven. While many drive by the box daily, they may not have realized that the box has accumulated thousands of pounds of clothing over the years.

Money raised from this project allows the American Red Cross to help victims of disasters with a place to stay, food to eat, and mental health services to address their basic needs, recover from the disaster, and resume their normal daily activities.

Over the course of just one year, the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts responded to 420 emergencies, provided $572,708 in financial assistance, provided emergency assistance to more than 1,000 families, and educated more than 11,109 people through community preparedness outreach.

Tisbury Shell is committed to the American Red Cross and welcomes customers willing to donate. So clean out your closets, drive down to 9 Beach Road, and do your part to help local disaster relief.

Kat Powers

Communications Director

American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts