Four Red Cross Damage Assessment Volunteer teams conducted residential canvassing on Oahu on Monday along the Windward coast from Kahaluu to Hauula due to the Wali rainfall.
Volunteers met with residents to ensure that their immediate needs were met and provided them with information on flood preparedness and recovery. Red Cross clean-up kits, which included buckets, sponges, mops, brooms, and Clorox, and Grainger home repairs kits, which included tools, work gloves, ponchos and flashlights, were also distributed to those in the process of cleaning their homes. 41 homes were visited and 19 kits were issued to those in need.
“Dealing with the aftermath a flooded home can be very difficult,” said Coralie Matayoshi, CEO of the Hawaii Red Cross. “Our volunteers were pleased to encounter many resilient community members who were able to take care of their homes and provide support to their friends and neighbors.”
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, HI 96816 or make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call (808) 739-8109.