MONTPELIER, Vt., JULY 14, 2023 — On Saturday, July 15, Red Cross volunteers will support two multi-agency resource centers to assist Vermonters impacted by this week’s catastrophic flooding event.
Recovering from a disaster can be a confusing process, and it’s not always easy for survivors to find the help they need. Multi-agency resource centers, or MARCs, bring community organizations involved in recovery efforts together in one location. At these sites, people can learn about available services and programs to help them rebuild their lives. At tomorrow’s MARCs, clients can also pick up cleaning supplies, meet with mental health and spiritual care volunteers and pick up a free hot meal.
MULTI AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER LOCATIONS
- B.O.R Ice Arena (25 Auditorium Hill, Barre VT 05641)
- Ludlow Recreation Center (37 Main Street, Ludlow VT)
More than 110 trained Red Cross disaster workers from across the Northeast on the ground in Vermont. They are working around the clock to provide safe shelter, food and emergency relief supplies to those in need. Simultaneously, disaster mental health professionals are on hand to help folks navigate and cope with the stress of this disaster.
Red Cross teams are circulating in the affected areas, helping with damage assessment and the distribution of emergency relief supplies. We will reach more neighborhoods every day as roads become passable.
You can help people affected by disasters like flooding and countless other crises by making a donation to support 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 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Red Cross is not accepting donations of clothing or household items, as these types of donations divert resources away from our mission.
Over the last several days, dangerous weather conditions and floodwaters have canceled blood drives. We anticipate fewer donors to come out to donate at drives in and around affected areas.Individuals in unaffected areas — especially those with type O blood types — are urged to give blood now to help ensure patients in impacted areas continue to have access to lifesaving blood.
Please schedule an appointment to give blood today by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
To become a Red Cross volunteer visit http://www.redcross.org/volunteerNNE.
For additional help or to report damage, dial 2-1-1.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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.