Spencer Savings donates $75,000 to Ida relief

Spencer Savings Bank is donating $75,000 to the American Red Cross New Jersey Region to support Hurricane Ida relief efforts, it announced.

Spencer Chair and CEO Jose Guerrero said the gesture is about giving back to the communities the bank serves.

“Hurricane Ida had a devastating impact in many communities across New Jersey,” he said. “We are proud to help support our local community as they continue to recover from this devastating storm. It is our hope that this donation will help bring some relief to families and communities that were hit hard across the state.”

During the one month since Hurricane Ida made landfall, the Red Cross and its partners have worked to assist those negatively impacted by the storm.

The Red Cross has done the following in New Jersey since Sept. 1:

  • Provided more than 2,070 overnight shelter stays;
  • Served nearly 20,670 meals and snacks;
  • Distributed more than 11,620 cleanup kits;
  • Handed out 12,069 other relief supplies, such as comfort kits, rakes, tarps and more;
  • Provided health or emotional support to more than 2,124 people;
  • Assisted 4,355 people from 1,502 families with disaster recovery support through casework.

“Thanks to the generosity of Spencer Savings Bank, the Red Cross is able to provide care for New Jersey residents whose homes were severely impacted by Ida,” Red Cross Regional CEO Rosie Taravella said.

“Donors who offered support throughout this emergency are making it possible for families impacted by Hurricane Ida to recover.”