Fast Facts: Sandy Response

November 8, 2012

Across all affected states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia/DC and West Virginia):

  • 3,375,649 meals and snacks served
  • 124,594 relief items distributed
  • 29,670 health and mental health contacts
  • 5,784 disaster workers assigned to operations

More info:

  • The Red Cross is getting ready for a large outreach operation this weekend to provide disaster relief items to families across Long Island, Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Rockaways and Hoboken.
  • In advance of the cold temperatures, we handed out thousands of ready-to-eat meals and cold weather items for people in New York and New Jersey like blankets, hand and foot warmers, hats and gloves, ponchos and socks.

Fast Facts: Montana Wildfires

July 17, 2012

The following information shows our total service delivery as of July 15, 2012 in Montana:


Fast Facts: Tropical Storm Debby

July 16, 2012

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the Tropical Storm Debby:


Fast Facts: Colorado Wildfires

July 8, 2012

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of wildfire response in Colorado:


Fast Facts: Colorado Wildfires

June 29, 2012

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of wildfire response in Colorado:


Press Release: Families Meet with Red Cross Caseworkers

June 18, 2012

Families Meet with Red Cross Caseworkers

PENSACOLA, FL, June 15, 2012 – With sunny skies predicted for this weekend in Northwest Florida, families affected by last weekend’s flooding are looking forward to something positive in addition to the weather. As they spoke with trained Red Cross caseworkers for assistance in meeting their disaster-caused needs, many are finding the bright spot they need.

Brittany Augustine and her two-year old daughter, Jahbria, lost their clothes and bedding as the water rose in their apartment. Augustine used blankets and pillows to try to stop the rising water around the doors, but instead was forced to flee with her daughter.

Betty Fountain is a diabetic on a special diet, but she lost all her refrigerated food because the power was off in the entire apartment complex for four days. The replacement of those items was just part of what was discussed in her conversation with the Red Cross caseworker.

Today both Augustine and Fountain met with Red Cross caseworkers to assess their immediate needs, and to get the assistance they need to start getting their lives back on track. While maybe not considered essential, part of that assistance included a new teddy bear for Jahbri.

“Sixty percent of the needs we’re seeing are food, housing, and medical issues,” said Client Casework Supervisor, Malu Armesto, “and, of course, emotional support.” The 33-year veteran volunteer from Panama City added, “We want to be sure that the clients’ needs are met.”

The Red Cross continues to provide food, shelter, and individual assistance to those affected by the flooding. One-on-one meetings with those forced from their homes last week will continue until all identified disaster-caused needs have been met.

As of 6/14/12:


Fast Facts: Wichita, KS Tornado Relief

April 23, 2012

Around 10 p.m., April 14, 2012, an EF3 tornado struck the Oaklawn area in the southern portion of Wichita. In the coming days, Red Cross volunteers from Wichita and around the nation were busy helping people recover.

The following information shows our total service delivery in response to the tornado:

The Red Cross Damage Assessment Team’s final assessment report shows there were 429 homes impacted by the storm in the Wichita area. Of those, 72 were destroyed; 56 had major damage; 98 had minor damage and 203 were affected. Statewide, the tornado impacted 493 homes.


Fast Facts: Tornado Relief in Kentucky/Indiana

March 16, 2012

Red Cross nurses are making personal visits to clients in affected areas in Kentucky and Indiana in an effort to help them return to their pre-disaster health status. They assist with replacing lost prescriptions, glasses, and durable medical equipment and reconnecting clients with their normal healthcare providers. Disaster Health Services workers have been accompanying client caseworkers visiting individual families as well as making visits to those who have called the Red Cross call center number with needs.

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the severe weather in Kentucky and Indiana:


Fast Facts: Kentucky/Indiana Tornadoes

March 12, 2012

As the Red Cross relief effort enters its second week of service delivery, teams of Client Caseworkers are canvassing affected areas in Southern Indiana and Eastern Kentucky to assess the ongoing needs of families ravaged by the recent tornadoes. Client Caseworkers reach out to families to help determine recovery options such as housing, food, clothing, and medications.

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the severe weather in Kentucky and Indiana:


Fast Facts: Tornado Response

March 8, 2012

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the severe weather in Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia and Ohio:


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