American Red Cross volunteers are helping throughout the Mid-South community where flood waters displaced many residents.
Red Cross volunteers are currently operating two shelters and are working with community partners to provide food and cleanup supplies to those affected.
“Even before the rain started falling, we were in touch with our community partners preparing for what could happen,” said Mid-South Chapter Executive Director Laura Vaughn. “Our volunteers have done a great job collaborating to make sure all clients are being served.”
Many residents are returning to their homes. The Red Cross urges them to follow these tips:
More information can be found at: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/flood
Floods are the most common disaster in the United States; The Red Cross encourages everyone to have a flood plan. The first step is downloading the Flood app for iPhone or Android. The free app gives users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a flood. The content is available in English and Spanish.
Anyone who wants to help victims of disaster like those in the Mid-South can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcross.org/donate