Red Cross Rolls Into 2nd Week of Emergency Response

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:

Activity Yesterday To Date
Shelter Residents Registered 33 411
Meals & Snacks Served 1,622 9,008
Clean-up Supplies Distributed 3,568 14,301
Cases Opened 106 448
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.

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