July 9, 2008
This is the final post for the Central US Floods and Tornadoes Online Newsroom. While this is the last post, the recovery and relief efforts will continue. We would like to thank the hard working Red Crossers in the field who made this disaster operation, as well as this website, successful. To all those in the affected areas, we wish you a swift and complete recovery.
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Local media contacts: Please contact your local chapter for additional public affairs information.
For Red Cross assistance or for any other inquiries, please contact 1-800-RED-CROSS.
June 25, 2008
Michael Spencer explains:
June 21, 2008
(Updated June 21, 2008; 11:30 am EST)
Site and Shelter location information is subject to change without notice. Please check with your local chapter or call 1-866-GET-INFO to confirm this information.
- Player’s Theatre (@end of Wartburg Blvd. – building with Orange Wartburg Banner), Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
- Westdale Shopping Center-JC Penney side/lower level, 2600 Edgewood Drive, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Sam’s Shopping Center – Parking Lot, 2605 Blairs’ Ferry Road, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Union Park, 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Days/Hours of Operation: This site – Daily 8am-6pm thru June 20th
- SE 44th Street and Park Ridge Avenue, Pleasant Hills, IA
Distribution of clean up kits at this location has been completed.
- Saylor Township, Corner of NW 26th and 56th St., Des Moines, IA
Days and Hours of Operation: 8a to 6p Daily
June 20, 2008
Gulfport, IL Indian Grave Levee was compromised. Our volunteer Larry Fortmuller explains the sandbagging operation where Red Cross is providing basic needs for hundreds of citizens and the National Guard as they try to shore up the levee.
June 20, 2008
Service delivery site at mall in Cedar Rapids. Chance for individuals to sit down with a case worker to talk about their situation and family needs. Here’s where the Red Cross registers those impacted, checks on the status of homes, and helps provide for needs that begin their recovery.
June 19, 2008
400 people at Strawberry Point putting out sandbags.