Union Pacific donates $5K to local Red Cross

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The Hays American Red Cross chapter relocated residents near the July 16 train derailment to the Holy Family Elementary School gymnasium.

american red cross disaster servicesThe American Red Cross Western Kansas Chapter has received a donation of $5,000 from Union Pacific railroad.

The donation was made after the American Red Cross assisted with a train derailment and fire in Hays July 16.

During the train derailment, the Red Cross opened a shelter for residents temporarily displaced from their homes.

“The Red Cross is able to do what we do thanks to the generosity of community partners like Union Pacific,” said Meagan Carver, American Red Cross Disaster Specialist, in a news release.

“Their generous donation helps us continue in our mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.”

The Red Cross also provided services to the emergency responders on the scene in south Hays.


  • Hays citizen

    Thank you Union Pacific for giving the money….and thank you for not allowing our City Commissioners to build a pavilion on Main St. ten feet from the railroad tracks.

  • Uncle Thomas

    Let me guess the American Red Cross spent $5500 in services provided at the train mishap :) …UP’s public relations department now looks like hero’s. Always smoke and mirrors involved with big business.

    • runner

      Red Cross is a big business as well, although they qualify as non-profit. How much do the execs make??? I won’t give a dime to the Red Cross, because they are just another rip-off!