The Red Cross has launched a large disaster response that could last for weeks across multiple states along the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Isaac threatens millions of lives with strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and coastal surges.
Just as our neighbors in the south answered our call after Hurricane Irene last year, we are willing and able to help them in their time of need. Eight of our local Red Cross workers have gone south to help with sheltering, emotional health needs and feeding. Additional paid and volunteer staff will continue to travel to help as the needs arise.
As our neighbors continue to prepare for this storm, it’s always a good reminder that we all need to be prepared at home for storms and other emergencies. Please feel free to visit our newly designed preparedness page at www.redcross.org/prepare.
Also, If you have a smartphone, please be sure to install these free mobile apps from the American Red Cross by visiting http://www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps
HOW TO HELP: You can always help by making a donation by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross Chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.