People in Vermont are hard at work cleaning up after last week’s catastrophic flooding and the American Red Cross is with them, working around the clock to provide safe shelter, food, emergency relief supplies and more to those in need.
RED CROSS RESPONSE More than 200 Red Cross disaster workers from across the country are helping in Vermont.
Since shelters were opened for this disaster, the Red Cross and our partners have provided more than 600 overnight stays for almost 190 residents in 4 emergency shelters. With the help of partners, a total of more than 10,650 meals and snacks have been provided. To date, almost 12,000 relief items including comfort kits and other supplies have been provided to people in need and more than 1,000 total households have been served.
Each day the Red Cross is getting into more and more towns, assessing damage and handing out relief supplies. We will reach more neighborhoods every day as roads become passable. Wastewater treatment facilities have been flooded in some areas, leaving many residents without clean drinking water. Thus, Red Cross emergency vehicles are traveling through the region to provide water and meals to residents who are working on their homes. On these routes, residents are not only receiving the comfort of a meal but also receiving clean-up kits, buckets and gloves to assist in their recovery.
Red Cross disaster teams, working with our partners, have opened multi-agency resource centers (MARC) across the affected area where people can learn about what services and programs are available from different agencies, get a meal, pick up relief supplies or receive emotional support.
If you or a loved one needs help, reach out through the Disaster Distress Helpline for free 24/7 support by calling 1-800-985-5990 or texting TALKWITHUS to 66746.
YOU CAN HELP people affected by disasters like flooding and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
For those interested in helping people specifically affected by the Vermont Floods, we ask that they write “Vermont Floods” in the memo line of a check and mail it with a completed donation form to the address on the form or to their local Red Cross chapter.
CLIMATE CRISIS The climate crisis is driving extreme weather conditions across the country with the ongoing flooding in the Northeast and extreme heat in the south. Some experts say with the arrival of El Niño in the Pacific Ocean, the situation may get worse. As these extreme weather disasters increase, more people need help from the Red Cross. Find out more about the Red Cross and its work on the climate crisis here.
DOWNLOAD OUR APPS Download the free Red Cross First Aid app so you’ll know what to do if emergency help is delayed and the free Emergency app for weather alerts, open Red Cross shelter locations and safety steps for different emergencies. Choose whether you want to view the content in English or Spanish with an easy-to-find language selector. Find these and all of the Red Cross apps in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) Through the generosity of our American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and Disaster Responder members, the American Red Cross is prepared before disaster strikes. ADGP and Disaster Responder members help secure a reliable funding base for disaster relief services that enables the Red Cross to respond immediately, meeting the needs of individuals and families affected by disaster, regardless of cost.
ADGP $1M Members: Amazon; American Airlines; Anheuser-Busch Foundation; Bank of America; Best Buy; Build-A-Bear Foundation; Caterpillar Foundation; Costco Wholesale; Delta Air Lines; Elevance Health Foundation; Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation; FedEx; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Lowe's Companies, Inc.; McDonald’s Corporation; Microsoft Corp.; Nationwide Foundation; PayPal; PetSmart Charities; The Pfizer Foundation; The Starbucks Foundation; State Farm; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Truist Foundation; VSP Vision; Walmart and the Walmart Foundation; and Wells Fargo.
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