Day 3 Finds Volunteers Reaching Deep Into Affected Community
Las Vegas NV, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 — The American Red Cross continues its relief response following the violent storms in Logandale, Overton and Moapa. Nearly 2 dozen volunteers in various Red Cross Lines of Service went door to door, met with, or in some other way reached out to the residents of these communities to help with recovery just days after storms brought devastating floods to the area.
Red Cross volunteers have been carrying out client casework to determine the needs of residents, feeding residents, and passing out free clean up supplies so that households can continue to clean up after the floods. Over the next several days and weeks, Red Cross client casework volunteers will stay in contact with the victims and provide referrals, as they begin their road to recovery.
Volunteers will continue to visit homes to conduct client casework and bulk distribution teams will be in the area giving out clean up items.
Volunteers from partner organizations have been lending their help during the response. These groups include:
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) – through the City of Las Vegas
Medical Reserve Corps – supplying health care professionals for our shelter
Three Square – supplying food for our shelter and first responders
As of end of the day on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the Red Cross has:
- Served 169 meals
- Provided 15 shelter stays
- Opened 2 client cases (provided financial assistance to homeowner)
- Visited 493 homes
- Passed out 443 clean up items
- Deployed 2 Medical volunteers
- Deployed 2 Mental Health volunteers
- Deployed 52 Red Cross and partner agency workers to date
The following links can give flood victims guidance to start their road to recovery.
During a disaster people process information in different ways, especially children. For more information on emotional response to disaster you can follow this link.
If you need Red Cross assistance related to this flooding incident:
Call Red Cross Client Casework: 702-591-4025
DOWNLOAD FREE SMARTPHONE APPS: The Red Cross has a free Red Cross Flood App to put expert weather and preparedness advice at your fingertips. The app is available for smart phones and tablets and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play for Android app stores.
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.