The American Red Cross is providing assistance in Clearfield, Indiana and Fayette counties following flash floods that resulted from heavy storms that hit the area over the past 24 hours.
According to Dan Tobin, Red Cross director of marketing and communications, teams of volunteers dispersed into the impacted areas throughout Friday, passing out close to 150 clean-up kits and other supplies to area residents.
They also provided additional resources for two families in Indiana County and one family in Fayette County whose homes sustained greater damage, he said.
In Clearfield County, Tobin said that the effort focused on Coalport, Westover and the surrounding communities. Volunteer teams met with many residents today and will be back in the area again on Saturday to meet any additional needs.
The Reception Center that had been operating at St. Basil the Great Church for residents who had been evacuated has now been closed. Individuals who require Red Cross assistance in Clearfield County should call 814-371-2750 and select option 1.
In Indiana County, Tobin said the effort focused on Indiana Borough, White Township and Clymer. Red Cross volunteers will return to the area on Saturday to meet any additional needs.
People with flood damage in Indiana County who need Red Cross assistance should call 724-465-5678 and select option 0.
The Red Cross’ Fayette County response focused on Fairchance, Tobin said. If people in Fayette County had flood damage and require Red Cross assistance, they should call 724-465-5678 and select option 0.
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided free of charge and is made possible by the voluntary donations of time and money from caring individuals and, in part, by contributions given through the United Way.
Over the past month, the Red Cross in Western Pennsylvania has assisted individuals impacted by localized flash flooding in Clearfield, Butler, Allegheny, Indiana, Westmoreland and Fayette counties.
You can help people affected by disasters such as these by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn more.