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Local Red Cross Volunteer to Assist in CA Earthquake Relief

Local Red Cross Volunteer to Assist in California Earthquake Relief
The Red Cross was on the ground immediately and has been helping families stay safe and sheltered as aftershocks continue.

A Kansas Capital Area Chapter Red Cross volunteer will leave for California tomorrow.

Valerie Cundy, a volunteer from Topeka, will assist in earthquake relief efforts in staff services, which helps organize and manage groups of Red Cross workers supporting all Red Cross service delivery areas.

The Red Cross was on the ground immediately and has been helping families stay safe and sheltered as aftershocks continue.

Since Sunday the Red Cross has:

  • Served 990 meals and snacks
  • Distributed 380 bulk items, including water and clean up supplies like work gloves, shovels, and trash bags
  • Provided outreach, mental health or health services contacts to 164 residents
  • Provided 27 overnight stays
  • If you would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods, and other crises, you can make a donation today to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

    Your gift enables us to provide safe refuge in our shelters, feed those who have had to leave their homes, and offer comfort to those touched by disaster across the country and around the world.

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; 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.