HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
American Red Cross continues work in storm relief efforts

albanyherald.com

336 days ago   Article ID# 3994531
Original URL

 

American Red Cross

ALBANY, GEORGIA (albanyherald.com) - After a strong storm system brought devastation to many Southwest Georgia neighborhoods last week, American Red Cross disaster volunteers were among those who responded quickly to provide emergency essentials and emotional support for families in need.

While many residents continued clean-up efforts this week, the Red Cross is supporting recovery by taking food, water and clean-up supplies into accessible areas in Albany and several surrounding counties impacted by the storm. Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles continued mobile feeding in hard-hit areas on Monday, along with the distribution of cleanup kits and bulk items.

Meanwhile, trained disaster assessment teams have been working in Worth, Mitchell, Baker, Early, Calhoun and Turner counties to identify all of the storm-impacted areas and the best ways to help residents get back on their feet.

Severe weather impacted more than 820 homes, according to Red Cross officials, with 120 homes in the surrounding area suffering major damage.

More than 50 Red Cross disaster responders have supported tornado and severe weather relief efforts in Georgia since the storm hit on Jan. 2. As of Monday, the Red Cross had provided more than 5,800 meals at shelters and through mobile outreach in partnership with the Salvation Army, Second Harvest of South Georgia and other community partners.

More than 5,840 bottles of water and snacks have been distributed to those affected. Along with 12 Good Samaritan shelters and two day centers, Avalon United Methodist Church and the Albany Civic Center were enacted as Red Cross shelters to protect those displaced from the cold.

Red Cross shelters are providing people with cots, blankets, food, comfort kits, replacement medications and other essentials. Caseworkers are working with families to help them think through next steps and provide referrals for additional recovery resources available in the community.

At the same time, winter weather is compounding a blood shortage. Eligible donors are needed when it is safe to travel. Appointments can be made by using the Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

There is currently an emergency need for blood and platelet donors of all types.

The Red Cross depends on the support of the public to assist people affected by disasters. To make a donation, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

People in the Southwest Georgia area in need of emergency help are asked to call (229) 436-4845. For latest information on the Red Cross’ role in the Southwest Georgia relief effort, visit facebook.com/ARCSWGA.

Copyright 2017 albanyherald.com   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 336 days ago   Article ID# 3994531

American Red Cross    Visit Website

More News

East-side homes may get free smoke detectors

168 days ago From duboiscountyherald.com 

JASPER, INDIANA - ...

The ZAC Foundation and American Red Cross partner to drive down drownings in the U.S.

174 days ago From prnewswire.com 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ...

Volunteers spread fire safety in York

176 days ago From yorkdispatch.com 

YORK, PENNSYLVANIA - ...

IKEA New Haven donates ‘Care Kits for the Homeless’ to the American Red Cross

187 days ago From wtnh.com 

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - ...

Red Cross helping family left homeless after fire

188 days ago From thebraziltimes.com 

BRAZIL, INDIANA - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Community Service News

Action Center

Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

Action: Climate Change

The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

End Phosphate Mining in Manatee County

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County would threaten freshwater resources in the Myakka and Peace River watersh ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coa ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright The Charity Vault All rights reserved.