VIDEO: Red Cross Health Services Supporting Clients Affected By Tornado

May 26, 2013


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


Press Release: Red Cross Strives to Help Disaster’s Vulnerable Population

October 21, 2009

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Red Cross Strives to Help Disaster’s Vulnerable Population

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 — In testimony to a U.S. House of Representatives Committee, the American Red Cross offered recommendations on ways to better meet the needs of every community member affected by disaster, especially those with special requirements.

Trevor Riggen, Red Cross senior director of disaster services testified Tuesday as to how the Red Cross is meeting the needs of the very young, the elderly, and those with disabilities. While there is no “one size fits all” answer, the Red Cross has put in place plans to help this most vulnerable population.

“Our nation continues to make improvements in our ability to respond to and recover from disasters,” Riggen said. “As a nation, we are better prepared for disasters than at any time in our history.”

During a disaster, children may feel ill at ease in a shelter. Their daily routine is disrupted. The Red Cross has special help for children during this traumatic time, such as special areas for families to sleep, and space in the shelter for family interaction and child care.

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Southeast Floods: Updated Stats

October 6, 2009

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

Shelters opened: 8
Shelter Overnight Stays: 2,951
• Supplies distributed (like Clean up kits): 142,091
Meals served: 42,994
Snacks served: 56,020
Emergency Response Vehicles on the ground: 21
Mental Health Consultations: 2,890
Health Services Consultations: 1,558
Red Cross workers involved: 806


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


Southeast Floods: Updated Stats

October 2, 2009

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

Shelters opened: 8
Shelter Overnight Stays: 2,377
• Supplies distributed (like Clean up kits): 47,556
Meals served: 29,708
Snacks served: 27,755
Emergency Response Vehicles on the ground: 21
Mental Health Consultations: 1,364
Health Services Consultations: 884
Red Cross workers involved: 742


Southeast Floods: Updated Stats

September 28, 2009

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

Shelters opened: 7
Shelter Overnight Stays: 1,643*
Meals served: 12,715*
Snacks served: 11,495*
• Supplies distributed (like Clean up kits): 28,334*
Emergency Response Vehicles on the ground: 21*
Mental Health Consultations: 507*
Health Services Consultations:373*
Red Cross workers involved: 605*


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