Many are familiar with the Red Cross aiding victims during large disaster caused by hurricanes like Katrina, Rita and Ike, but most days our disaster services staff and volunteers are busy responding to home fires. On average the region responds to six home fires per day. For large and small disasters, the Red Cross meets the immediate needs of victims by providing shelter, food, bedding, clothing and sometimes assisting with the replacement of essential medications and medical equipment.
Because we operate under an unfunded congressional mandate, we rely on financial donations and grants. Your generosity to the Red Cross allows us to continue service our communities with free disaster assistance when and where the need is greatest.