An additional Oahu volunteer has been deployed to West Virginia in response to the devastating floods; she will assist in Health Services. Four other Hawaii Red Cross volunteers had previously deployed there to assist.
The American Red Cross continues to serve communities impacted by the devastating flooding that occurred almost three weeks ago throughout West Virginia. As of July 13th, the American Red Cross—including over 850 Red Cross workers from across the country—have provided more than 2,300 overnight stays, facilitated the delivery of over 194,000 meals and snacks and distributed more than 132,000 bulk items—such as bleach, water and clean-up kit
“The lives of thousands of people have been turned upside down by these deadly floods, and Red Cross volunteers, including dedicated volunteers from Hawaii, are there to provide comfort and support to ensure that those affected have a safe place to stay and food to eat,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the Hawaii Red Cross.
Red Cross volunteers are supporting shelters and providing meals, relief supplies, health services and emotional support. Red Cross caseworkers are also meeting with individuals to help them plan their next steps.
Red Cross West Virginia Flood Response video: https://youtu.be/tyXNZy1tcD0