Last week powerful storms left a devastating path of damage and despair from the Great Plains to the Gulf Coast and across the Mid-Atlantic. As soon as the storms passed, the American Red Cross was on the ground, providing comfort and hope to thousands of people whose lives were turned upside down in just moments.
More than 1,900 trained Red Cross workers are providing shelter, food, relief supplies, health services, emotional support and other assistance to those in need across 14 states. More than 70 Red Cross emergency vehicles are handing out meals, snacks and relief supplies in the hardest hit communities as road conditions permit.
The Red Cross is out in neighborhoods handing out relief supplies like rakes, shovels, mops and trash bags to help people clean up debris. In the weeks ahead, the Red Cross will continue to help affected families and communities on the road to recovery.
Learn more about the Red Cross spring tornadoes response.
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.