NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy got a boost on Wednesday as law firm Holland & Knight donated $101,888 to the American Red Cross. Bill Honan, executive partner of Holland & Knight's New York office, and John Toriello, chair of its Public and Charitable Service Committee, presented a check to the American Red Cross in Greater New York at its office in Manhattan.
"So many families are still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy," said Mr. Toriello. "The American Red Cross is committed to helping all those victims of the storm, but they need the resources to do that. Holland & Knight is pleased to make this contribution on behalf of the partners and employees at our firm."
After Hurricane Sandy hit in late October, the American Red Cross launched relief efforts in 11 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – distributing more than five million relief items, and serving more than seven million meals and snacks.
"All told, we estimate our Sandy relief efforts will cost more than $110 million," said Josh Lockwood, CEO of the American Red Cross in Greater New York. "We rely on the generosity of others to make our relief efforts possible. This contribution from the people of Holland & Knight is deeply appreciated because it goes directly to those in need."
Holland & Knight conducted a month-long Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive across its 21 offices in the United States and abroad by collecting donations through the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation. Individuals from those offices contributed more than $50,000 and the firm matched those contributions.
To learn more about Sandy relief efforts and to donate, go to www.redcross.org.
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