The American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa announces a generous donation program at all Casey’s General Stores. Customers will have the opportunity to give to the Red Cross at all Casey’s locations across the Midwest.
“We are so touched by the generosity of our partners at Casey’s General Stores,” said Leslie Schaffer, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa. “Every dollar is needed, as thousands of people in Oklahoma are struggling to recover.”
The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help people in Oklahoma after Monday’s devastating tornadoes with shelters, food, water and supplies.
The Red Cross deployed almost 30 emergency response vehicles to distribute food and relief supplies and more are on alert. Two Southern Baptist Convention kitchens and kitchen support trailers will join the relief effort with the ability to serve tens of thousands of meals a day.
Emergency aid stations will open where people can get food and snacks, mental health and health services and information about what help is available. The Red Cross is supporting first responders and working with local and state officials to make sure people get the help they need. Meanwhile, the Red Cross continues to provide shelter in Shawnee and other parts of the Oklahoma City area, as well as in Texas following storms over the weekend.
The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies like this happen with the help of corporations like Casey’s General Stores.
HOW TO HELP If someone would like to help people affected by these disasters, they can make a donation today to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.