Red Cross caseworkers, who have provided direct assistance for some 100 families in tornado-stricken Bartow and Gordon counties to date, are urging anyone with emergency disaster needs to call 706-291-6648 for help (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). Volunteers will also provide information on Red Cross services at the SBA Disaster Centers opening today (Monday) at these locations:
Bartow County - North Bartow Community Service Center - 2397 Hall Station Road, Adairsville, GA 30103
Gordon County - Sonoraville Community/Recreation Center - 7494 Fairmont Highway, SE, Calhoun, GA 30701
Working one-on-one with families, the Red Cross can help them develop a plan for recovery and provide emergency assistance for such things as food, clothing, relocation, prescription replacement, emotional support and referrals for additional resources.
More than 150 Red Cross disaster responders have supported tornado and severe weather relief efforts in Georgia since January 30th. To date, the Red Cross has provided more than 91 overnight shelter stays for displaced families and served more than 1,531 meals at NW Georgia shelters and through mobile outreach in partnership with the Salvation Army. Another 7,700 bottles of water and snacks, and more than 800 items such as clean-up kits, work gloves, pails and rakes were distributed in affected communities.
How You Can Help
Red Cross disaster relief efforts are made possible through the generosity of the public. Georgians can click (www.redcross.org) or call (1-800-RED-CROSS) to make a credit card donation or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
You can help people affected by disasters like the Georgia tornadoes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.