Press release from the American Red Cross:
Local American Red Cross Responds to Floods in Tennessee
The American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana deployed the Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) and two volunteers to Memphis, Tenn. yesterday morning. Volunteers Gary Zimmerman of Fort Wayne and Clayton Martin of Bryan, Ohio, will provide assistance to flood victims as well as those involved in the clean-up efforts. Their deployment is expected to last three weeks. This is the first ERV disaster deployment for both gentlemen.
The Red Cross activated a mobile giving text donation last week to enable interested people to make a $10 text donation to help people affected by disasters like the recent floods and tornadoes.
Customers of participating wireless carriers can text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will appear on customers’ monthly bills or be debited from a prepaid account balance. Message and data rates may apply. Depending on the carrier, individuals can donate two or three times per month. The Red Cross is working with mGive to process and facilitate the mobile donations. Floods are typically long-term relief operations, given that waters can take days to recede and can wreak devastating damage on homes.
How to Help
Help people affected by disasters like the recent floods and tornadoes in the South, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for disasters and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters. Call (260) 484-9336 or 1-800-REDC ROSS (1-800-733-2767). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter 1212 E. California Road, P.O Box 5508, Ft. Wayne, IN 46825. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting redcross.org.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana serves seven counties: Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties in Indiana and Williams County in Ohio. The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, contact the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana at (260) 484-9336 or 1-800-513-2599, or visit redcrossofnei.org.