Media Contact: Evan Peterson
MACON, GA – January 19, 2022 — The American Red Cross is nearing the end of the Damage Assessment phase of our storm response in Central Midwest Georgia. Once it is complete, we will transition into recovery, where trained caseworkers will begin working with families to assist them in developing their recovery plan. As of now, we encourage everyone who may need assistance with recovery to call 1 (800) RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and/or 1 (800) 621 – FEMA (1-800-621-3362).
The list of areas significantly impacted by the storms is Troup, Spalding, Jasper, Meriwether, Butts, Cobb, and Henry counties.
Several neighboring counties have also reported scattered damage.
In response to this destruction, the American Red Cross of Georgia has deployed 167 staff and volunteers, of which 6 are virtual, who have helped displaced residents. Of those 167, more than half of them are responders from out of state including: AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, and WV.
Additionally, the Red Cross and partners have provided roughly 3,400 meals, feeding thousands of people in just the past six days.
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free and made possible through the generosity of the community.
People in need of emergency assistance are asked to call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to RedCross.org. You can also download the free American Red Cross Emergency App to help protect yourself and your loved ones. Search “American Red Cross” in app stores or visit redcross.org/apps. The app is also compatible with Apple Watch and Android wearable devices.
Need For Blood
The American Red Cross is reminding blood donors it’s critically important to maintain a stable blood supply to support those impacted by disasters like this. Make an appointment today by using the Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Prepare your family
Take three simple steps to ensure your family is prepared for disasters.
Search “American Red Cross” in your app store or visit redcross.org/apps to download our free apps to ensure you have lifesaving information right at your fingertips.
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 or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.