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Local Volunteers Deployed to Texas

The Red Cross is supporting operations in Texas and Louisiana
The Red Cross has launched a massive relief response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief.

ST. LOUIS, MO, August 28, 2017 — Twenty-seven volunteers from Eastern Missouri have joined the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief effort. More volunteers are being processed and await deployment. In addition, six local Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) have been stocked and are on the way to Texas. Another will leave tomorrow.

The American Red Cross volunteers have committed to be on the Hurricane Harvey relief response for two weeks. The Red Cross is supporting operations in Texas and Louisiana by providing shelter, meals and client casework to help thousands of people forced from their homes by flooding.

“The Red Cross is making sure people in Texas and Louisiana get the help they need,” said Regional CEO Cindy Erickson.” Our thoughts and concerns go out to everyone in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey and we are working around the clock to provide assistance to all those lives affected.”

The Red Cross has launched a massive relief response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief.

Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

  • Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.
  • The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 1-800-RED CROSS.
  • The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.

    About the American Red Cross:

    Celebrating 100 years of dedicated service in the region, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. The Greater St. Louis Region covers St. Louis City, and 62 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free. To learn more about the Red Cross and how you can help, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcross.org.