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