The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region deployed 12 volunteers and six emergency response vehicles to provide aid to victims of Isaac. Local volunteers will be providing disaster relief in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama. A number of the volunteers drove the Emergency Response Vehicles stationed in this region.
The Red Cross is in action throughout the Gulf region, providing shelter and help in Florida, and preparing to open evacuation shelters in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. In total, more than 1,500 disaster workers have been deployed across the Gulf Coast to help with Red Cross efforts.
The Red Cross Safe and Well website is a secure and easy-to-use online tool that helps families connect during emergencies. To register, click here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). This site also connects with the Twitter and Facebook accounts of users.
This is a major storm that is expected to cause widespread damage. People can call, click or text to donate by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.