The American Red Cross of West Virginia received a $50,000 donation from Frontier Communications to assist those impacted by last week’s devastating floods with disaster relief and recovery efforts.
“We are so grateful to Frontier Communications for this philanthropic gift. It will go a long way in providing vital support to local individuals and families in the aftermath of this disaster,” said Erica Mani, Chief Executive Director for the West Virginia Region. “This funding will help us continue to provide emergency shelter, food, clothing, and replacement of critical medications or eyewear right when they need it most.”
Red Cross workers from all over the state and country continue to support Red Cross shelters open throughout the affected areas. Meals and relief supplies such as clean-up kits, meals, snacks and water are being throughout the affected communities.
“The Red Cross is helping people right now with emergency needs such as shelter and meals while caseworkers are helping those affected with recovery planning,” said Erica Mani, Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia Region. “We will continue to support them in the days, weeks and months to come as they begin to plan their next steps.”
HOW TO HELP Many families have lost their homes and everything they own in this flooding.. People can donate to those affected in the West Virginia Floods by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word WVFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to West Virginia Floods enable the Red Cross to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from these disasters.
People are encouraged to download the Red Cross Emergency App for real time weather alerts, shelter locations and recovery resources. The App includes a “Family Safe” feature that allows people to check on loved ones and instantly see if they are okay – even if that person hasn’t downloaded the App. The Emergency App is available for free in app stores by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/apps.