Red Cross to help Oklahoma residents through Memorial Day
Mon, 27 May 2013 17:03:51 GMT —
The Red Cross will continue on Memorial Day to distribute relief supplies
orkers are handing out much needed relief supplies, including batteries, sunscreen, coolers, buckets, gloves, dust masks, trash bags, flashlights, tarps, shovels, rakes and blankets.
Red Cross volunteers are providing crisis counseling, spiritual support, and even first aid during recovery efforts. They are also helping fill prescriptions and other items like eyeglasses.They have provided Red Cross staff, equipment and supplies from across the country to help tornado survivors in Oklahoma since last Monday's devastating tornado.
In the past week they have provided:
-More than 800 Red Cross disaster workers and 45 emergency response vehicles
-84,000 meals and snacks
21,000 relief items
3,600 health services and mental health contacts
Red Cross s
helters are open in Moore and Shawnee
. At least
400 people sought refuge in Red Cross and community shelters Sunday night. Caseworkers are meeting one-on-one with tornado victims to help with family reunification, funeral assistance, emergency needs and recovery planning. They're working closely with federal, state and local officials, businesses and the non-profit community to assist in recovery and preparedness activities.
working with Save the Children and Children's Disaster Services to assist with the needs of children in the community.
For more information on the Red Cross and how you can contribute, visit http://www.redcross.org/tx/amarillo-pampa.