CHINLE (Sept. 10, 2013) – Flooding has occurred Tuesday in Many Farms, in addition to nearby Chinle, and the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is supporting a shelter that the Navajo Nation opened Monday night in Chinle after heavy rain. Many Farms residents needing assistance are encouraged to come to the shelter, where Red Cross volunteers are providing meals, snacks, water and coffee, as well as cots and blankets, to about 30 people displaced from their homes.
About the American Red Cross:
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. It’s a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Grand Canyon Chapter, established in 1916, re-chartered in 1999 and expanded in 2003, ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. For more information on the Grand Canyon Chapter, please visit www.redcross.org/gcc, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcrossgcc or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.