Press Release: Indiana 7.02.08

AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE – July 2, 2008

Contact: American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis; Ann Gregson: (317) 538-2269

INDIANAPOLIS, July 2, 2008 – Red Cross volunteers continue to provide emergency assistance to families affected by tornadoes and flooding in central and southern Indiana.

People needing Red Cross disaster assistance should call 1-866-GET-INFO.

AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE DELIVERY SITES:
Red Cross caseworkers continue to work with families to verify their specific disaster-caused needs and provide emergency assistance.

LOCATIONS AND HOURS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 3:
(ALL LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4 – SUNDAY, JULY 6 FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.)

Bartholomew County

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Bartholomew-Brown County Chapter
931 Repp Dr., Columbus

Jackson County

HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Jackson County Chapter
410 Indianapolis Ave., Seymour

Johnson County

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Johnson County Service Center
3500 N. Morton St., Franklin

Knox County

HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Old Northwest Territory Chapter
316 Main St., Vincennes

Morgan County

HOURS: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Morgan County Service Center
1789 E. Morgan, Martinsville

Owen County

HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Monroe County Chapter
411 E. 7th St., Bloomington

Vigo County

HOURS: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Wabash Valley Chapter
700 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute

People seeking Red Cross assistance need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of residence with them.

Red Cross outreach teams are also working in the affected areas to identify unmet emergency needs.

INDIANA TORNADOES AND FLOODS FACTS AT A GLANCE, as of July 1, 2008

  • Families Seeking Red Cross Assistance: 3,481
  • Shelters Open: 19 (Red Cross opened a total of 19 shelters during this relief operation; none are currently open as all residents have secured other housing.)
  • Service Delivery Sites: 10 (Seven are currently open.)
  • Meals and Snacks: 138,360
  • Fixed Feeding Sites: 19 (Red Cross operated a total of 19 fixed feeding sites during this relief operation; none are currently open.)
  • Kitchens: 2 (None are currently open.)
  • Clean-up Kits Distributed (mop, bucket, bleach, etc.): 6,558
  • Comfort Kits Distributed: (personal care items) 2,945
  • Bulk Distribution Sites: 18 (Red Cross had a total of 18 distribution sites during this relief operation; none are currently open.)
  • Bulk Items Distributed: 191,561
  • Mental Health Contacts: 4,742
  • Health Services Contacts: 4,599
  • Emergency Response Vehicles: 36
  • Total Red Cross Workers on the Indiana relief operation: 963

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Indiana Tornadoes and Floods, 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 to victims of disaster. 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. Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis at 441 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3388 or to your local Red Cross chapter. Contributions can also be made by calling (317) 684-1441 or by visiting www.redcross-indy.org/donate.

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