CHINLE (Sept. 10, 2013) – Eleven people are staying Tuesday night at a Navajo Nation shelter that the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is supporting in Chinle because of flooding caused by heavy rain, and the Navajo Nation put 16 other people up at a local hotel. At the shelter, the Red Cross is providing meals, snacks, water and coffee, as well as cots and blankets. Fourteen families were flooded out in nearby Many Farms, but no Many Farms residents have registered at the shelter.
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.