American Red Cross disaster responders from the Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter continue to provide relief and comfort to those in Logan County as they recover from homes with inches of standing water. Although it was determined that a shelter wasn’t needed, local disaster volunteers such as Rainbow and Mary Williston remain on stand-by to re-open the shelter at the Bellefontaine Middle School if needed.
Trained Red Cross health workers are on stand-by as well, ready to provide services to people at the shelters, including emotional support and replacing prescription medications and eyeglasses. An emergency response vehicle delivered cleaning supplies to three area pick-up sites for those needing assistance with clean-up
supplies such as bleach, mops, gloves, and brooms. Residents can pick up items at the following locations:
“ Like much of the country where continues rain is causing problems, we are waiting for clear skies,” states Lynne Gump, Executive Director, “ until that happens, our volunteers will just have to be your ray of sunshine, offering a smile, a helping hand and a way to get through the stormy days.”
As residents begin to clean up, the Red Cross encourages people to remember the following safety tips:
We urge you to share these Red Cross safety tips with every member of your household.
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