Thank You

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.

National media contacts: Please contact (202) 303-5551 for additional public affairs information.

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.


Audio: What’s that Red Cross Truck Doing Here?

June 25, 2008


The Red Cross offers food and water to other relief workers during disasters.

Robin Parker and Michael Spencer discuss.


Audio: Every Little Bit Counts

June 25, 2008


Michael Spencer explains why small donations can make a big difference.



Audio: What is Client Casework?

June 25, 2008


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What the heck is “Client Casework?”

Everet Milner in the Disaster Operations Center (DOC) explains.


Audio: What is bulk distribution?

June 25, 2008

Michael Spencer explains:


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Audio: Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

June 23, 2008


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Audio: Sandbagging in Wisconsin

June 23, 2008


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Bulk Distribution: Iowa 6.21.08

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.

BREMER COUNTY

  • Player’s Theatre (@end of Wartburg Blvd. – building with Orange Wartburg Banner), Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

LINN COUNTY

  • 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

Clean-up/Comfort kits

POLK COUNTY

  • Union Park, 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, Des Moines, IA

Days/Hours of Operation: This site – Daily 8am-6pm thru June 20th
Clean-up/Comfort kits

  • 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
Clean-up kits.


Audio: Indian Grave Levee

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.


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Audio: Quincy, IL Sandbagging Operation

June 20, 2008


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Audio: Service delivery site in Cedar Rapids

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.


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Audio: Distributing Food

June 20, 2008


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Audio: Wisconsin Returns Home

June 20, 2008


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Audio: Where the Iowa River Meets the Mississippi

June 19, 2008

400 people at Strawberry Point putting out sandbags.


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Audio: Cedar Rapids Resident Patricia Edmonds Returns Home

June 17, 2008
“When I entered my home and damage was almost inconceivable. The refridgerator was laying on the floor in the kitchen. The computer had actually floated off the desk and onto the floor. My dining room table, a huge heavy thing, just floated into another room.”


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Audio: Cedar Rapids Resident Robin Cooper Goes Home

June 17, 2008


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Audio: Shelter resident Veronica Johnson describes going home

June 17, 2008

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Note: You will need to turn up your computer or mp3 player volume for this one.


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Audio: Assisting Residents with Return to Homes

June 17, 2008
“You could tell the family was going through their normal lives and had no time to prepare for this devastation.”


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Audio: Witnessing residents’ return to homes in Cedar Rapids

June 17, 2008
In Cedar Rapids entering the homes of individuals who have been affected near the river. The authorities have come and killed the electricity allowing people to come back safely.
Just entered a home and saw the devastation, the furniture in disarray, rugs saturated, mud everywhere. People’s lives and their history clearly destroyed.
The neighbors are pulling in now.


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Audio: Red Cross assisting shelter residents in their first visits back home

June 17, 2008
“The water line on these houses is my height. Please help us help these residents.”


LarryPIO‘s Mobile post sent by AmericanRedCross using Utterzreply-count Replies.  mp3


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