This message from Anita Foster, PIO, American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross is entering its second full week of emergency response and relief after a deadly tornado outbreak ripped across the Metroplex on December 26, 2015. To date, the Red Cross has provided the following services:
FAST FACTS as of January 2, 2016 at Noon:
|Shelter Residents Registered||33||411|
|Meals & Snacks Served||1,622||9,008|
|Clean-up Supplies Distributed||3,568||14,301|
|Mental Health & Nursing Services||425||1,002|
In the second week of the operation, the American Red Cross will maintain priorities of sheltering those without a place to stay, providing clean-up supplies such as shovels, rakes, tarps, work gloves and trash bags and encouraging anyone impacted by the storms to meet with a Red Cross caseworker. Currently, Red Cross caseworkers are available in Garland, Glenn Heights and Farmersville or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.
North Texans who want to make a financial contribution to help after disasters big and small can go to www.redcross.org/donate.