MIAMI (July 18, 2018) – Greater Miami and The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a multi-unit power outage in Miami that impacted 50 units with senior citizen residents. Red Cross along with city and county officials assisted the residents out of their homes and onto air conditioned buses, provided by the City of Miami.
Red Cross assisted the senior citizens that were affected from the power outage by providing hydration and snacks until their power was restored.
“The American Red Cross’ mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering,” said Emily Borababy, Executive Director of American Red Cross of Greater Miami & the Keys. “We are grateful for the opportunity to fulfill our mission today, especially for such an important population as our seniors.”
To make a financial donation to your local Red Cross to help people affected by disasters in the United States and around the world, go to redcross.org/donate.
WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO They can become a Red Cross volunteer by applying on redcross.org/sflvolunteer.
RED CROSS APPS People can download the all-inclusive Red Cross Emergency appwhich combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep the user safe. And there is a special mobile app, Monster Guard, designed for kids, teaching them to prepare for emergencies at home by playing an engaging game. Users can find the apps in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
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/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross.