A Hawaii Red Cross volunteer is deploying to Texas on Tuesday to help with the Red Cross response for to the severe weather in the state of Texas including tornadoes and flash flooding. Sandi Jordan, an Oahu volunteer, will be assisting in disaster mental health services.
The American Red Cross continues to help residents of Texas where the rain has stopped but flooding is still a danger as rivers remain above flood stage. More than 2,100 Red Cross workers have been working around the clock in Texas since early May, serving more than 63,000 meals and snacks, distributing more than 47,000 relief items and providing more than 2,000 overnight stays in shelters. Officials estimate 8,000 residences have been affected and 45 Red Cross emergency response vehicles are traveling through the impacted neighborhoods, distributing food, water and relief supplies.
Red Cross workers are also providing health services such as replacing lost eyeglasses and medications and providing emotional support to those affected. Red Cross mobile kitchens are preparing meals and 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.
How to Help. A donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief can help provide food, water and shelter for someone who has to leave their home. Help people affected by disasters like floods, tornadoes and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Download the Emergency App. The Red Cross “Emergency” app can help keep you and your loved ones safe by putting vital information in your hand for more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts. You can find it in smartphone app stores by searching for American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.