Photo by Danuta Otfinowski/American Red Cross
The Red Cross is distributing comfort kits containing personal hygiene items as well as cleaning supplies such as tarps, flashlights, trash bags, shovels, rakes, bleach and work gloves. Red Cross caseworkers are meeting one-on-one with people to help them plan their recovery and connect them with resources.
Since the flooding began, the Red Cross has worked with community partners to:
- Serve more than106,500 meals and snacks
- Hand out more than 78,000 relief items
- Provide more than 2,700 health and mental health services
HOW TO HELP The Red Cross depends on the continued support of the public to help people affected by disasters big and small. People can help by donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief to support disasters big and small by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.