Photos: Hurricane Earl

August 31, 2010

Passengers on flights to the Virgin Islands were stranded at the Luis Muñoz Marín airport in Puerto Rico as measure of security because Hurricane Earl. The American Red Cross Puerto Rico Chapter was there to provide monetary assistance, comfort kits, and mental health services.

Hurricane Earl 2010

Hurricane Earl 2010 Hurricane Earl 2010


Disaster Alert: Transportation Incident in New York

April 19, 2010

Disaster Alert

New York – Hundreds of travelers were stranded at JFK International Airport since Saturday due to the volcanic activity in Iceland that cancelled thousands of international flights worldwide.

The American Red Cross in Greater New York Chapter provided 800 cots and1600 blankets to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to be utilized at the airport and delivered 1,200 comfort kits for the stranded travelers.


Pacific Islands Tsunami: One Month Anniversary, Update

October 29, 2009

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Pacific Islands Tsunami: 10.6.09

On September 29, 2009 a tsunami swept across the island of American Samoa after a powerful earthquake hit the South Pacific. Soon after, the American Red Cross conducted relief efforts on the island. Red Cross workers and volunteers began aid immediately. Food and supplies were sent to the island. Hotshot teams were in the field disbursing food, water, pillows, linen, rakes, shovels, baby formula, and diapers. Red Cross partnered with the local government and helped set up yurts to shelter families. Health Services worked with families to assist with funeral expenses; and Disaster Mental Health and Spiritual Care teams were there to lend emotional support. Client casework teams are currently working with victims to help plan the recovery process. Training of local staff continues so the island will be prepared for future disasters.

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Updated Stats:
• Supplies distributed (like Clean up kits): 84,714
Snacks served: 39,783
Mental Health Consultations: 3,637
Health Services Consultations: 1,593
Red Cross workers involved: 381


Pacific Islands Tsunami: Photo Update

October 7, 2009

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American Samoa 10.6.09

American Samoa 10.6.09

American Samoa 10.6.09

Red Cross supplies such as tarps and cooler kits filled with flashlights, batteries, and gloves are being distributed to residents affected by the tsunami.


Press Release: Southwest Airlines Partners with the Red Cross

October 5, 2009

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Southwest Airlines Delivers “Comfort” to Americans
Displaced by Disasters
Partnership with American Red Cross will Help 10,000 People Nationwide

WASHINGTON, Monday, October 05, 2009 — Southwest Airlines employees have partnered with the American Red Cross to show their “LUV” to 10,000 people displaced by disasters across the nation. In an unprecedented show of support, the Dallas-based air carrier, currently headquartered at Love Field, encouraged employees to ”Share the Spirit” by collecting, assembling and distributing “comfort kits” to Red Cross chapters in all 68 cities the airline serves.

Comfort kits are an essential part of a Red Cross disaster response, particularly those affected by a home fire, the most common type of disaster the Red Cross responds to on a daily basis.

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Southeast Floods: Distribution Centers Update

October 3, 2009

The Red Cross along with emergency partners have established Distribution Centers to hand out items such as bleach, water and comfort kits. Items are replenished throughout the day (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.):

o Austell Fire Department
   5300 Austell-Powder Springs Road
   Austell, GA 30106

o Austell Shopping Center
   5875 Love St.
   Austell, GA 30168

o Westridge Church
   3522 Hiram-Acworth Highway
   Dallas, GA 30157

o Wade Walker Park
   5585 Rockbridge Road
   Stone Mountain, GA 30088
   *Open Saturday Only

Those who have been affected by the flooding who need help
can call 404-870-4440.


Southeast Floods: Updated Stats

October 3, 2009

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the Georgia floods:

Shelters opened: 8
Shelter Overnight Stays: 2,553
• Supplies distributed (like Clean up kits): 81,904
Meals served: 33,710
Snacks served: 33,397
Emergency Response Vehicles on the ground: 21
Mental Health Consultations: 1,886
Health Services Consultations: 1,049
Red Cross workers involved: 751


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