March 24, 2016 – In the aftermath of devastating floods that have destroyed or damaged more than 2,800 homes in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana, 10 L.A. Region disaster responders are currently providing disaster relief and recovery assistance in the hardest hit areas of those states.
The volunteers and staff members, who live in cities throughout Southern California, have been assigned to work for a two-week period in a variety of roles helping disaster victims. The Red Cross has opened 60 shelters, provided some 160,000 meals, and distributed 64,000 relief items including comfort kits and cleaning supplies.
Thank you to the following responders who have traveled across the country to help those who have lost so much:
• Richard Gerald, Chatsworth
• Barbara Mariscal, Encino
• Patti Hartmann, Sherman Oaks
• Jeanne Woo, Santa Monica
• Barbara Seymour, Long Beach
• Henry Mills, Long Beach
• Sam Burgess, Pasadena
• Bernadett Leggis, Pico Rivera
• Scott Underwood, Sunland
• Mone Blackburn, Los Angeles
“The Red Cross response is just beginning,” said Jarrett Barrios, CEO, Red Cross Los Angeles Region. “Our volunteers will continue to provide help and hope to those people who are recovering from this disaster.”
The Red Cross depends on the continued support of the public to help people affected by this disaster and other emergencies big and small. Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like flooding and countless other crises can make a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.
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