The American Red Cross Serving the Permian Basin of Texas is canteening for emergency workers on the scene of today’s fatal bus crash outside of Odessa. The Red Cross is also actively collaborating with other relief organizations to ensure that needs are being met for families of the victims still recovering.
Red Cross volunteers on the scene of the crash are providing beverages, snacks and dinner for emergency responders. Coffee has been provided by Starbucks in Midland and dinner has been generously donated by Chick-fil-A in Odessa.
“We’re making sure that our emergency responders have all the support they need to continue to do their heroic work following tragedies like this one,” said Stephanie Murphree, Executive Director for the American Red Cross Serving the Permian Basin of Texas. “We’ll continue to collaborate with all of the responding agencies and provide support as needs arise.”
HOW TO HELP
DONATE- Help people affected by disasters like this and countless other crises by making a donation to 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. You may contact the chapter by phone at (432) 563-2267 or make a donation by mail at The American Red Cross Serving the Permian Basin of Texas, 9601 Wright Drive, P.O. Box 60310, Midland, TX 79711.
VOLUNTEER- Volunteers constitute about 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce. Volunteers make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires. Provide help, comfort and hope to people affected by disasters by becoming a local volunteer.
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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.