Local American Red Cross volunteers are helping those affected by the recent flooding across southern Minnesota.
“The Red Cross is working closely with local partners to support our neighbors impacted by the recent flooding in the surrounding area,” said Melanie Tschida, Executive Director of the American Red Cross serving Southeast Minnesota. “We’re meeting with families one-on-one to determine and support their needs and providing clean-up kits.”
Clean Up Kits Available
Red Cross clean-up kits will be available and include bleach, a bucket, scrubbers and sponges, mops, brooms, long-handle squeegees, garbage bags, and latex gloves.
Waseca Emergency Operations Center
122 3rd Ave. N.W., Waseca, MN
Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
American Red Cross serving Southwest Minnesota
105 Homestead Road, Mankato, MN, 56001
Friday, September 23, until 3 p.m.
Home Fire Campaign Smoke Alarm Installation Event
Mankato Public Safety Center
710 S Front St., Mankato, MN, 56001
Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
People affected by the flooding and needing assistance may call the 1-844-878-9933.
As people begin to clean-up, the Red Cross encourages residents to stay healthy by following Red Cross power outage and food safety tips.
By empowering local volunteers, the American Red Cross is able to fulfill its mission to prevent and alleviate suffering in the face of emergencies. Become a Red Cross volunteer in your community, visit redcross.org/mn.
How you can help
The Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross responds to more than 600 disasters every year, most are home fires. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Click redcross.org/mn, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. The American Red Cross serving Southeast Minnesota serves more than 520,000 people in Dodge, Freeborn, Fillmore, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Mower, Olmstead, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona counties. For more information, please visit redcross.org/mn. Like us on Facebook: American Red Cross serving Southeast Minnesota.