LUBBOCK, TX, June 23, 2014—Two weeks after a devastating hail storm ripped through Hockley, Lubbock and Hemphill counties, families alerted the Red Cross that they needed help. Nearly 85 families received substantial damage to their homes and did not know where to turn for assistance.
“Once the Red Cross knew of the need, we immediately sent supplies to assist these families who had gone for 12 days not knowing that we were there to help,” said Pamela Faubion, disaster operations director, American Red Cross.
“We helped them find suitable temporary housing and handed out tarps, gloves and other supplies to clean up after the storm. We also made sure folks had hygiene kits and even Mickey Mouse stuffed animals for the youngest victims of the storm,” said Faubion.
Red Cross will continue to provide these services to the families until everyone has received assistance. If you are in need of emergency assistance because of the hail storm in Hockley, Lubbock or Hemphill counties in Texas please contact us at 806-765-8534.
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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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.