The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley and the Salvation Army each received checks for nearly $21,000 from the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area on Monday.

The funding will assist both organizations in recovering costs from the response to the recent flooding.

United Way Executive Director Brenda Episcopo says the money comes from a crisis response fund set up to help their partners respond to disasters like flooding.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army, along with ten other organizations, participated in two Multi-Agency Resource events to assist more than 160 households.

The Red Cross distributed over six-thousand meals and 500 cleanup kits following the recent flooding, while the Salvation Army provided over 940 meals.

Residents can dial Mid York 2-1-1 to get the latest information on available disaster recovery resources.


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