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New Hampshire company donates $10,000 to Red Cross for Sandy relief

CONCORD – An outdoor wear company based in New Hampshire has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, the Red Cross has announced.

Timberland, which has its headquarters in Stratham, has donated the funds to help with immediate post-disaster relief services by providing basic quality of life necessities including counseling, sheltering, financial assistance for food and clothing, and helping to link people affected by the storm with social service organizations, according to Red Cross officials. ...

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CONCORD – An outdoor wear company based in New Hampshire has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, the Red Cross has announced.

Timberland, which has its headquarters in Stratham, has donated the funds to help with immediate post-disaster relief services by providing basic quality of life necessities including counseling, sheltering, financial assistance for food and clothing, and helping to link people affected by the storm with social service organizations, according to Red Cross officials.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of corporations such as Timberland that have enabled us to help the survivors of this storm,” said Maria White, CEO of the Red Cross chapter in New Hampshire.

To date in its Sandy relief efforts, the Red Cross has served more than 8.7 million meals and snacks, distributed more than 6.5 million relief items, including cold weather items and cleanup supplies, provided more than 98,000 health services and emotional support contacts for people who have been living in tough conditions, and connected with more than 93,000 families and individuals to determine recovery needs and provide access to resources, according to Red Cross officials.

– PATRICK MEIGHAN