The Red Cross is providing shelter, food, water, emotional support, health services and spiritual care to Oso, WA residents, their families, and emergency responders. Nearly 20 people are staying in Red Cross shelters.
Red Cross Family Care Centers providing information, meals, emotional support and childcare services will be opening in the coming days.
Because of the difficult nature of this event, there are local mental health and spiritual care volunteers who are caring for families who have lost loved ones and are waiting for word on the missing. Health services volunteers are reaching out to the families of the injured.
The Red Cross is also working in partnership with volunteers from Southern Baptist Disaster Relief to provide meals, snacks and drinks for the first responders.
Since Saturday, the Red Cross has mobilized four response vehicles and more than 100-trained workers to provide support. These workers have served 5,200 meals and snacks, and handed out dozens of comfort kits.