Denver, Thursday, June 2, 2016 –The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending two additional disaster volunteers to support the response to the devastating floods in Texas. Their deployment will be 14 to 21 days depending on the needs of those affected by the floods. The Colorado & Wyoming Region will now have 15 people directly supporting the Texas flood response along with three Emergency Response Vehicles.
Elaine Tomlinson from the Mile High Area and Cori Tanner from the Southeastern Colorado Area will travel to Houston, TX to serve as Client Caseworkers. Both of these volunteers are experienced and knowledgeable about how to support the needs of those affected by the floods. As caseworkers, they will work directly with people to determine their specific needs and to help them with their next steps to recovery.
These two volunteers will join with nearly 300 other Red Cross volunteers as the provide shelter, meals, health services and emotional support to the people of Texas. Emergency officials estimate that 6,000 homes may have been affected by this most recent round of floods.
Texas has been hit by disaster after disaster for the last several months and Red Cross volunteers have been there through it all. Now we need your support to give urgent help to people affected by this latest round of flooding.
· People can help by donating to Red Cross Texas Floods and Tornadoes by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
· Donations to will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from Texas floods and tornadoes.
Addition Media Resources:
For the latest video about the Red Cross response in Texas go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmlLwdzF3sw&feature=youtu.be
For the latest Red Cross news release go to http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Texas-Floods-Hundreds-of-Red-Cross-Workers-Lend-a-Hand