Red Cross Provides Support at Walnut Lake

In difficult times, the Red Cross can provide emotional and mental health support for those who are affected by a disaster.

The American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Region was at the scene of the search and recovery for a missing person in Walnut Lake in West Bloomfield today, providing canteen service to the first responders.

The Red Cross was also on standby to provide mental health support for those involved and remain available to the family members, first responders and the community if needed.

In difficult times, the Red Cross can provide emotional and mental health support for those who are affected by a disaster. Red Cross Mental Health Professionals are licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, school counselors and marriage and family therapists. They volunteer to be trained in specialized disaster counseling skills and then travel to disasters to help victims and relief workers deal with the trauma and stresses of disaster.

The Southeastern Michigan Region of the American Red Cross plays a key role during crisis situations, providing a network of emergency response services in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Lenawee, St. Clair and Monroe counties, providing needed services to distressed families.

We provide immediate emergency relief following disasters in the form of:

  • Emergency food, clothing, temporary shelter and personal care items to disaster victims
  • Provide canteen service like, food, snacks, water and beverages to first responders
  • Provide mental health and emotional support
  • Facilitate inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area
  • Referrals to out resources for long-term needs
  • About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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.