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L.A Region Deploys Volunteers to Texas

L.A Region Deploys Volunteers to Texas
Local Red Cross volunteers are providing affected residents with a safe place to stay, food and water, relief supplies, health services and emotional support

The American Cross Red Los Angeles Region has deployed nine local volunteers to Texas where severe weather and flooding have forced residents from their homes.

The following volunteers were deployed today to help hundreds of other Red Cross workers who are providing affected residents with a safe place to stay, food and water, relief supplies, health services and emotional support:

Sam Burgess, Pasadena, will work in sheltering;

Helen Brooks, Claremont;

Mimi Teller Rosicky, Redondo Beach, will work in client casework;

Laura Warriner, Santa Clarita, will work in disaster mental health; and

Normando Fajardo, Carson, will work in feeding.

The rain has finally stopped in Texas but flooding is still a danger as rivers continue to rise. Officials estimate about 8,000 homes are affected. Thousands have lost everything and the American Red Cross is with them.

More than 155 people spent Sunday night in 13 Red Cross shelters in Texas. Since early May, the Red Cross has provided more than 2,000 total overnight shelter stays.

• The Red Cross has had more than 2,100 workers in Texas providing shelter, meals, relief items, health services and emotional comfort.

• 45 Red Cross emergency response vehicles are traveling through the impacted communities, distributing food, water and more than 47,000 relief supplies.

• Red Cross mobile kitchens are preparing meals and workers have served more than 63,000 meals and snacks.

• Red Cross workers are also providing health services such as replacing lost eyeglasses and medications and providing emotional support to those affected.

• Trained Red Cross workers are in Multi-Agency Resource Centers, meeting one-on-one with people to help them plan their recovery and locate help from other agencies.

As the situation continues to unfold, updates are available at redcross.org/disaster-action.