Hawaii Red Cross Continues Response To Dangerous North Shore Surf

North Shore Response by Hawaii Red Cross
If there is a need for an evacuation, the Red Cross is prepared to work with the county to open shelters.

Hawaii Red Cross is responding to the dangerous surf forecasted to arrive on the North Shore tonight. Red Cross volunteers will be on stand-by in the Sunset Beach area from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Volunteers will be available to provide care, comfort and crisis counseling to North Shore residents. Red Cross will provide residents with extra tools and supplies for their homes, along with home repair kits compliments of Grainger. If there is a need for an evacuation, the Red Cross is prepared to work with the county to open shelters.

“We are always ready to respond to disasters that occur,” said Coralie Matayoshi, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter. “Whether it’s a cleanup kit, supplies or a shoulder to lean on, our volunteers are ready to support those affected.”

The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 or make a secure online donation at www.redcross.org/hawaii or call (808) 739-8133.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.