The American Red Cross is providing food, supplies, emotional support and health services in flooded communities in the Midwest and supporting sandbagging operations in nearby states that are preparing for flooding.
The Red Cross is providing relief and support across the Midwest. More than 400 Red Cross staff and volunteers across the Midwest have served more than 48,000 meals and snacks and handed out more than 11,000 relief items to date. The Red Cross will be providing help for weeks to come and has additional volunteers and supplies on standby.
The American Red Cross will be distributing clean up supplies to residents in West Liberty, Iowa in conjunction with the City of West Liberty community clean up day. Citizens of West Liberty will be able to bring all of their flood damaged property including household waste, construction materials, metal, appliance and electronic waste. The city will collect and dispose of these items.
The Red Cross will participate in this event by distributing clean up supplies and information in both English and Spanish. The Red Cross will also be providing meals for over 100 volunteers who are helping with this event.
Distribution of clean up supplies
Individuals impacted by local flooding
Saturday, April 27, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dutton Sports Complex
West Liberty, Iowa
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Floods can happen anywhere and at any time with just an inch of flood water causing extensive damage to a home. A gift to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief helps us be there within a moment’s notice to help these communities and to prepare for the next disaster by training volunteers, staging supplies and maintaining our warehouses.
To donate visit redcross.org/donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected.
Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter.