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Red Cross Disaster Response Updates: Hurricane Ida, West Coast Fires, Haiti Earthquake

09/08/2021 2:39 PM | Anonymous

Alongside partners, the Red Cross has mobilized hundreds of trained disaster workers and relief supplies to shelter and support thousands of people in evacuation shelters from Texas to Florida following Hurricane Ida.

The American Red Cross is working around the clock across several western states to help people impacted by the massive wildfires which have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. The Red Cross is also actively helping people affected by additional wildfires in Oregon, Nevada and Montana. The National Interagency Fire Center reports 85 large fires currently burning, and 42,423 wildfires in the U.S.

Haitian Red Cross teams are active in the wake of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake which struck Haiti on August 14.  More than 700,000 were injured, thousands killed, and the island experienced severe damage to infrastucture. Haitian Red Cross staff and volunteers are responding alongside local authorities. The global Red Cross and Red Crescent network has activated its emergency response system and is identifying urgent needs on the ground, as well as, preventing and controlling the transmission of COVID-19 and guaranteeing access to water, hygiene and sanitation 

Read current updates on Red Cross response to these and other disasters at https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/latest-news.html

HOW YOU CAN HELP Support people affected by disasters like fires and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 


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