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ASRT Donates $10,000 to American Red Cross For Hawaii Wildfire Relief Efforts

Aug 17, 2023

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief efforts in Hawaii’s Maui County and Hawaii County. The donation is being made on behalf of the ASRT’s 156,000 members.

"The wildfire that hit Lahaina, Hawaii, is the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years and people are in need of immediate support," said ASRT President Brandon A. Smith, M.B.A., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(VI), CIIP. "By providing this donation to the Red Cross, we’re confident that individuals affected by the wildfires will receive support that will help them on the path to getting their lives back in order."

ASRT currently has more than 300 members who live and work in Maui and Hawaii counties.

The Red Cross is working with its partners on the ground to mobilize relief supplies and disaster workers and is coordinating with local and state officials to support people in need.

"Many of our own members and their families may have been affected by this horrific devastation. We are also mindful that many R.T.s may be tasked with providing patients with care during this challenging time while trying to manage their own lives as residents of the area," said ASRT CEO and Executive Director Melissa B. Pergola, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M), FASRT. "As a result, we want to provide as much support as possible."