World Vision has been working in the New York area since just after September 11, 2001. Just last year, approximately 475,000 people benefited from the Christian organization's services. In 2005, World Vision responded to Hurricane Katrina by providing $8.2 million in goods to more than 318,000 survivors. Already this year, World Vision has used its National Disaster Headquarters in North Texas to respond to Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast, launch a nearby Texas tornado response in April and deploy a wildfire response in Oklahoma.
The public can help by visiting www.worldvision.org/americanfamilies or by texting "GIVEUSA" to 777444 to make a $10 donation to World Vision's disaster response.
ABOUT WORLD VISION:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision's United States Programs is committed to transform communities, promote justice, and relieve suffering in the U.S. where poverty is prevalent by empowering children and youth, increasing the capacity of individuals, families, churches, and other organizations, and unleashing the assets of our partners. Visit World Vision's U.S. Programs at: www.worldvision.org/usprograms. For more information please visit www.worldvision.org/press. Or follow them on their Twitter site at @worldvisionnews.