The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio is continuing to provide assistance to homebound individuals, the elderly, and those who are disabled and cannot leave their homes to find clean drinking water.
People who are homebound, elderly, or disabled can call 2-1-1 and be placed on a distribution list for delivery of water to their place of residence. People are encouraged to remain on the line and a representative will answer.
People who are not homebound, elderly, or disabled are encouraged to visit one of the free distribution sites throughout the city. Red Cross volunteers are distributing one case of water for each family at the following locations:
The Red Cross has also coordinated with local government and community partners to best serve those in need including Mobile Meals, the Area Office on Aging, United Way 2-1-1, Salvation Army, and the Air National Guard.
The Red Cross is prepared to assist the community as long as the water ban usage is in place.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Volunteers are needed to distribute water. People can become a Red Cross volunteer by visiting redcross.org or calling Diane Dixon at 419.329.2900. A background check and training is required.
Individuals wishing to make small in-kind donations may take them to the O.D.O.T. distribution center at 4080 Technology Dr., Maumee, OH.
All Red Cross disaster relief is provided free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the American people. You can help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises by making a donation to the American Red Cross. You can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.
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/northwestohio like us on Facebook at American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, or follow us on Twitter at @redcrossnwo.