Red Cross Volunteers to Assist with Flood Recovery in Texas

HARRISBURG – Red Cross volunteers Bill Roach, Robin Butler, Howard Jackson and Travis Woodyard are on their way to Texas to assist with the Red Cross Disaster relief effort for those displaced by the floods.  These volunteers will be deployed for up to three weeks.

The Red Cross is at work helping those affected by historic storms and flooding throughout Texas and Oklahoma. On Monday Texas saw the latest in a string of severe weather to hit the region since early May.

In that time, thanks to support, Red Cross workers have opened 30 shelters, served more than 23,000 meals and snacks, and handed out 31,000 disaster relief items to affected communities.

“Our first priority in flooding is to provide shelter and food for people in the immediate area until the waters recede and recovery can begin,” said Ellen Kyzer, regional chief executive officer for American Red Cross Serving Central PA “The help we give depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public.”

As storms and flooding continue, take steps to be prepared and keep safe. Please visit http://rdcrss.org/FLOOD for more information.

The Red Cross encourages those affected to register their status on the Safe and Well Web site on www.redcross.org so loved ones can know they are safe.

Those displaced by the disaster can find all open Red Cross shelters on http://www.redcross.org  or by downloading the free Red Cross Disaster Shelter app.

Visit www.redcross.org to find out the latest information and learn how to help.

Individuals can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. A gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may be sent to the American Red Cross, 1804 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg, PA 17102 or any one of the local Red Cross offices.

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