Grand Circle Foundation and the Red Cross for Haiti
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Grand Circle Foundation and the Red Cross for Haiti

Update as of Wednesday,
January 26, 2010:

We extend our deepest gratitude to the 4,239 travelers, associates, and friends who joined us in supporting relief efforts in Haiti.
All told, we have raised $545,603 for the American Red Cross.

While we are no longer accepting donations for earthquake relief, we strongly encourage interested donors
to give to the Red Cross directly.

 

January 26: Haiti, One Year Later

An update from the Red Cross following the one-year anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

When Grand Circle Foundation delivered a $545,603 donation to the American Red Cross on behalf of Haitian earthquake victims, Alan and Harriet felt it was important to update the 4,239 contributing donors on how our gift is making a difference. To this end, we're sharing some excerpts from the Red Cross's One-Year Executive Summary, which we received on January 13.

June 24, 2010: Haiti: Notes from the Field

Red Cross Emergency Response Delegate visits Grand Circle

When Grand Circle Foundation delivered a $545,603 donation to the American Red Cross on behalf of Haitian earthquake victims, Alan and Harriet felt it was important to update the 4,239 contributing donors on how our gift is making a difference. To this end, they invited Luis Matnog, a Red Cross Emergency Response Delegate, to give a presentation at Grand Circle headquarters.

Hait girl gets assistance from red crossMarch 16, 2010:  Update on Red Cross Efforts in Haiti

American Red Cross reports back to corporate donors via email

The American Red Cross today issued a two-month progress report describing its efforts since the January 12 earthquake and sharing its plans to address longer-term needs such as emergency and longer-term shelter.

Water DistributionJanuary 28, 2010:  Update on Red Cross Efforts in Haiti

American Red Cross reports back to corporate donors via email

Following our fundraising efforts, we stressed to the Red Cross the importance of updating our fellow donors as to how our funds are being used in Haiti. To this end, our contacts have been diligently updating us about the situation on the ground.

Haitian Red CrossJanuary 21, 2010:  Update on Red Cross Efforts in Haiti

Grand Circle Foundation joins conference call with Red Cross SVP who recently returned from Haiti

On the afternoon of Thursday, January 21, Alan and Harriet Lewis of Grand Circle Foundation were invited to join a conference call with David Meltzer, Senior Vice President of International Services for the American Red Cross. David visited Haiti on Tuesday, January 19, and he had much insight to share regarding the reality of life on the ground in Haiti and exactly how the Red Cross is contributing to relief efforts.

haiti checkGrand Circle Foundation and Travelers Raise $500,000 for Haiti

Alan and Harriet Lewis present Red Cross CEO with check for disaster relief

January 18, 2010

January 18 was a snowy Monday in Boston—and a national holiday, to boot—but nothing was keeping Deborah Jackson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay, from her 11:00am meeting with Alan and Harriet Lewis at Grand Circle Foundation headquarters.