American Red Cross Responds to Wisconsin Floods

Disaster volunteers working around-the-clock to help the people of Wisconsin

Jo and Chuck Patzer, volunteers, going door-to-door completing a damage assesment interview with Neenah resident Kim Foate.

WI, July 23, 2010 – Flood, fire and wind created a whirlwind disaster response activity for multiple American Red Cross Chapters across the state. Throughout Wisconsin, trained volunteers have traveled across the state to open shelters, distribute clean-up kits, conduct disaster assessments and support the emergency needs of those affected by the storms. Red Cross volunteers have also supported emergency crews with water, Gatorade, snacks and shelter.

All disaster assistance is free. For instance, clean-up kits are being distributed at Red Cross offices as well as by volunteers going door-to-door. Each kit includes a variety of clean-up items such as a squeegee, mop, bleach, gloves, and more.

Please consider making a donation to our National Disaster Relief fund to help the people affected across the state of Wisconsin. Three ways to donate include:

  • Visit www.redcross.org to donate online
  • Call 1-800-RED-CROSS
  • Or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10.00 donation

Help people affected by disasters like the recent floods and tornadoes by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for disasters and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters. Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting redcross.org.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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