Volunteers from the American Red Cross will be distributing water, food, snacks and clean-up kits in Newfield Saturday to help those affected by recent flooding. The Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) will be arriving at the Newfield Fire House on Main Street in Newfield between 9am-9:30am Saturday, June 20.
The approximately 50 clean up kits include mops, buckets, bleach and more to help residents as they clean up after the recent storms. Volunteers will also be distributing bottles of water, heater meals and other snacks.
After last weekend’s storms, Red Cross volunteers opened a shelter in the Tompkins County town of Newfield, where 12 people spent Sunday night. Four families spent Sunday Night at a Red Cross shelter in the Tioga County town of Spencer, and reception centers were opened at the Bradford School and Odessa Fire Department in Schuyler County. The Red Cross has distributed dozens of cleanup kits in Ontario and Wyoming Counties, and remains in contact with emergency officials from across the 26-County Western and Central New York Region and remains on standby to launch an additional response should conditions worsen.
The Red Cross relies on financial contributions to provide help and comfort to disaster victims anywhere, anytime. You can help people affected by disasters like flooding, home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.