Monetary donations and volunteers are always needed
The American Red Cross is preparing for what could be a large disaster response spanning multiple states and is already starting to help the millions of people whose communities are under warnings from Tropical Storm Isaac.
Mary McCord of First Capital District of the Red Cross says disaster workers are responding throughout the Gulf region, providing shelter and help in Florida and preparing to open evacuation shelters in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Eighteen volunteers from Ross, Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield/Hocking, Perry, Athens, Marion, Morrow and Knox counties departed for Orlando, FL, Baton Rouge, LA and Hattiesburg, MS.
HOW YOU CAN HELP Tropical Storm Isaac is predicted to trigger a large and prolonged disaster response with major flooding across several states. People can call, click or text to donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.