Red Cross Distributing Clean-Up Supplies to Flood Victims
(FLAGSTAFF) July 22, 2010 – The Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross is distributing clean-up kits and water to Flagstaff-area residents impacted by Tuesday’s flood. A team of Red Cross volunteers is driving in the affected areas in a mobile distribution vehicle called an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).
The clean-up kits contain a five gallon bucket, gallon of bleach, powdered household cleanser, dish detergent and clean-up rags. Volunteers will also distribute educational materials on what to do after a flood or mudslide.
Earlier today, Red Cross disaster assessment teams partnered with county and state teams to determine the extent of damage to specific homes throughout the area.
The shelter, located at Cromer Elementary School, 7150 Silver Saddle Rd, remains open with nine residents. To date, 149 people have registered their information at the shelter.
The Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to five disaster incidents in Coconino County in the first six months of 2009. That number doubled in the first six months of 2010. Direct financial assistance to these disasters increased 83%. The Red Cross is able to meet the immediate needs of our neighbors in need through the generous support of Arizonans. If you would like to make a donation to help victims of a local disaster like this one, please call 602-336-6660 or go to www.arizonaredcross.org.