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American Red Cross

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

 

About the Disaster

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday evening, August 25th, 2017, as the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. The storm, which intensified over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting Texas and its surrounding states, brought with it heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and a powerful storm surge. It has significantly impacted communities along the Texas coastline, including Houston, as well as other areas along the Gulf with wind and flood damage. 

 

Red Cross' Response

The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey. More than 80 tractor-trailer loads of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are now on the ground in Texas. They have shelter supplies for more than 34,000 people, with additional supplies for 18,000 people en route. More than half of their emergency response fleet – 200 vehicles – have been mobilized. At the end of last week, the Red Cross prepositioned additional blood products in Houston ahead of the storm to help ensure an adequate blood supply would be available for hospital patients. The Red Cross is working closely with the entire response community – government agencies, other non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, area businesses and others – to coordinate emergency relief efforts and get help to people as quickly as possible.

 

What They Do

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. 

To learn more about The Red Cross please visit their website: http://www.redcross.org/

To ensure your donation is used solely towards the Hurricane Harvey reflief efforts, please donate here: http://rdcrss.org/2xv36SO 

To donate to The American Red Cross general fund, please donate using the DONATE button at the top of this page. 

 

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