Red Cross NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that this year's rash of disasters in the U.S. has drained the resources of the Red Cross in financing relief efforts. So far the Red Cross has mounted 239 large-scale disaster relief efforts this in 41 states and 3 territories. They have responded to ice storms, tornados, hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and more. The relief agency has spent 161 million dollars responding to disasters so far this year, over three times what they spent last year.
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NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that this year's rash of disasters in the U.S. has drained the resources of the Red Cross in financing relief efforts. So far the Red Cross has mounted 239 large-scale disaster relief efforts this in 41 states and 3 territories. They have responded to ice storms, tornados, hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and more. The relief agency has spent 161 million dollars responding to disasters so far this year, over three times what they spent last year.