Press Release: Wisconsin

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONDS TO FLOODING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jamie Haack at (920) 922-3450

Fond du Lac–The Fond du Lac County American Red Cross is responding and will continue to respond to the communities affected by the severe weather and flooding.
Statewide Response

  • Five Red Cross shelters remain open throughout the state of Wisconsin with several more on stand-by depending on today’s weather.
  • Twelve disaster assessment teams were out in the field yesterday assessing damage and determining need.
  • Several emergency response vehicles currently in use in Wisconsin. Twelve more are en route to the state to distribute food and water.

Local Response

  • 6 of our Fond du Lac Chapter disaster relief volunteers have been deployed to help with sheltering.
  • Five other local volunteers are also ready for deployment to Columbus upon receiving a call of accessibility.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help those affected by this disaster and thousands of other disasters across the country each year, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster, please do so at the time of your donation. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation. To help support Red Cross relief efforts for this and other local disasters, financial contributions can be made to the local American Red Cross in Fond du Lac County, 272 N Main Street Fond du Lac WI 54935. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting http://www.redcross.org.
The American Red Cross in Fond du Lac County serves the needs of people in Fond du Lac County and parts of Waupun.
More information will follow on this disaster relief effort. The following information can be checked out by going the Red Cross website:

  • Please use the Safe & Well page – before heading off to a Red Cross shelter log onto http://www.redcross.org and let your loved ones know where you are going and how to get a hold of you.
  • If you need assistance, please call 1-866-GET-INFO.
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