Press Release: Iowa 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

RED CROSS TAKING ASSISTANCE STRAIGHT TO CLIENTS

Contact: (571) 918-5585

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Monday, July 7, 2008 – The American Red Cross service delivery center at Westdale Mall will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Outreach teams will take over emergency assistance casework in flood-affected communities in eastern Iowa and the Quad Cities area.

Outreach teams will make appointments to meet face-to-face with individuals and families to assess their emergency needs. Flood-impacted residents with disaster-related needs can call 1-866-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636) toll-free to access services.

Red Cross assistance may include providing the means to pay for groceries, clothing or medications. It may also help cover rent or minor repairs that will help people get back into their homes more quickly. Individuals or families who apply to the Red Cross for assistance must have some form of identification showing their address, as proof that they lived in the area affected by the disaster.

Red Cross volunteers will be at the client service center in the former Osco’s store next to JC Penney at Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Meanwhile, governmental and social service agencies are making arrangements for accommodations for flood evacuees remaining in two Red Cross shelters at Viola Gibson Elementary School and Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids. Once those residents are moved, school personnel will begin preparing the buildings for students and teachers to return in the fall.

The Red Cross will continue to adjust services across Iowa and the Quad Cities area as needs change for shelters, meals, snacks, cleanup supplies, physical and mental health services and individual client assistance.

In Iowa and the Quad Cities area, through July 6, the Red Cross has:

  • Opened 36 shelters with its partner organizations and provided nearly 6,600 overnight stays.
  • Served some 683,000 meals and snacks
  • Opened nearly 6,650 emergency assistance cases.
  • Sent 44 emergency response vehicles and 1,630 Red Cross workers.
  • Made nearly 17,000 first aid and mental health contacts.
  • Distributed more than 28,500 clean-up kits.

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 flooding 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 to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.

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Press Release: Indiana 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE – July 7, 2008

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

INDIANAPOLIS, July 7, 2008 – People affected by the central and southern Indiana tornadoes and floods, who still need assistance with emergency disaster-caused needs, should go to the Red Cross office that serves their community during the hours listed below or call to make an appointment.

ALL LOCATIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. MONDAY, JULY 7 – FRIDAY, JULY 11:

Bartholomew County
American Red Cross
Bartholomew-Brown County Chapter
931 Repp Dr., Columbus
812-379-9551

Jackson County
American Red Cross
Jackson County Chapter
410 Indianapolis Ave., Seymour
812-522-3888

Johnson County
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Johnson County Service Center
3500 N. Morton St., Franklin
317-736-0650

Knox County
American Red Cross
Old Northwest Territory Chapter
316 Main St., Vincennes
812-882-2204

Morgan County
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Morgan County Service Center
1789 E. Morgan, Martinsville
765-342-2705

Owen County
American Red Cross
Monroe County Chapter
411 E. 7th St., Bloomington
812-332-7292

Vigo County
American Red Cross
Wabash Valley Chapter
700 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute
812-232-3393

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

INDIANA TORNADOES AND FLOODS FACTS AT A GLANCE, as of July 6, 2008

  • Families Seeking Red Cross Assistance: 3,502
  • 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: 138,702
  • 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.


Press Release: Iowa 7.3.08

July 6, 2008

RED CROSS KEEPS FAITH WITH DONORS’ GENEROSITY
Charity monitors assistance, doesn’t tolerate fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Thursday, July 3, 2008 – American Red Cross relief assistance is made possible by generous donations from the American people, who want to be sure their neighbors near and far get the help they need when disaster strikes. The organization constantly monitors its service delivery to be sure it is meeting genuine needs.

“We know that disasters often bring out the best in people,” said volunteer Deb Lancaster, who is leading Red Cross disaster response in Iowa and the Quad Cities area. “But unfortunately, sometimes they bring out the worst in a few people.

“We have procedures that check the validity of identification and when we suspect someone is trying to get help by falsifying the facts, we take action. We cooperate in prosecuting fraud, waste and abuse to the fullest extent of the law.”

In Cedar Rapids, Red Cross’s procedures uncovered facts that led to the arrest this week of individuals who allegedly used false ID to get assistance meant for flood victims.

To date, the Red Cross flood and tornado relief operation in Iowa has opened more than 6,100 emergency assistance cases. Trained interviewers meet with individuals and families face-to-face to discuss their emergency disaster related needs for such things as groceries, clothing or medications. Emergency assistance may also help cover rent or minor repairs that will help people get back into their homes more quickly.

Individuals or families who apply to the Red Cross for assistance must bring some form of identification showing their address, as proof that they lived in the area affected by the disaster.

To report suspected waste, fraud or abuse of Red Cross disaster aid, call the Concerned Connection Line toll-free at 1-888-309-9679. This 24-hour confidential number is answered by a third-party communication specialist who will take the information and give the caller a unique identification number to see how the case has been handled. Callers can remain anonymous.

Red Cross volunteers will be at client service centers from 9 a.m. to noon on Independence Day, July 4, to meet with flood-impacted residents. On Saturday, operations will return to normal hours, which are from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 1-6 p.m. on Sundays. Centers are at:
• Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids (former Osco’s next to JC Penney)
• American Red Cross of Quad Cities, 1100 River Drive, Moline, Ill.

Meanwhile, in Cedar Falls, the last of the residents at the Red Cross evacuation shelter at the University of Northern Iowa are relocating to more long-term accommodations, which will allow the shelter to close.

Flood-impacted residents who find they need shelter or assistance can call 1-866-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636) toll-free to access services.

Three Red Cross shelters remain open in eastern Iowa:
• Viola Gibson Elementary School, 6101 Gibson Drive NE, Cedar Rapids
• Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave., Cedar Rapids
• Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oakcrest Hill Road SE, Building A, Iowa City

Mobile feeding trucks circulating through the Wapello area are carrying supplies such as gloves, buckets and bleach for residents cleaning their flood-impacted homes.

All Red Cross bulk distribution sites are now closed.

The Red Cross will continue to adjust services across Iowa as needs change for shelters, meals, snacks, cleanup supplies, physical and mental health services and individual client assistance.

In Iowa, through July 2, the Red Cross has:
• Opened 36 shelters with its partner organizations and provided more than 6,400 overnight stays.
• Served some 637,500 meals and snacks
• Opened more than 6,100 emergency assistance cases.
• Sent 44 emergency response vehicles and 1,630 Red Cross workers.
• Made more than 15,300 first aid and mental health contacts.
• Distributed more than 28,500 clean-up kits.

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 flooding 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 to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.


Press Release: Iowa 6.30.08

June 30, 2008

RED CROSS BRINGING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
TO FLOOD-IMPACTED RESIDENTS IN SOUTHEAST IOWA

Contact: (571) 918-5585

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Monday, June 30, 2008 – American Red Cross client service centers and bulk distribution sites in Iowa City, Letts and West Burlington will close at 6 p.m. today. On Tuesday, emergency assistance efforts will shift to outreach teams meeting with flood-impacted residents.

“We’re expanding outreach to accommodate people who haven’t been able to come to our service centers,” said Ken Briggs, a volunteer from Virginia and administrator of client services for Red Cross disaster relief in Iowa and the Quad Cities area. “I want to emphasize that we’re not ending our flood relief operations. We’ll be here, reaching out to people who still need help, until those needs are met.”

Residents of the Iowa City, Letts and West Burlington, as well as residents of Lee County, who still need emergency assistance as a result of the recent flooding can call the Red Cross at 1-866-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636) toll-free to register for a face-to-face interview with a trained assistance volunteer.

Meanwhile, emergency assistance outreach will continue in flood-impacted areas of Henderson County in Illinois Residents there can also call 1-866-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636) toll-free to register for a face-to-face interview about their flood-related needs.

Emergency assistance may include providing the means to pay for groceries, clothing, medicine or
transportation. It may also help cover rent or minor repairs that will help people get back into their homes more quickly. Individuals or families who apply to the Red Cross for assistance must bring some form of identification showing their address, as proof that they lived in the area affected by the disaster.

Red Cross workers continue to meet with flood-impacted residents at two centers to provide assistance for their emergency needs. Service delivery sites will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday at:
• Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids (former Osco’s next to JC Penney)
• American Red Cross of Quad Cities, 1100 River Drive, Moline, Ill.

Mobile feeding trucks circulating through the Wapello area will also carry supplies such as gloves, buckets and bleach for residents cleaning their flood-impacted homes.

Four Red Cross shelters remain open in eastern Iowa:
• University of Northern Iowa, West Gymnasium, 2501 Minnesota St., Cedar Falls
• Viola Gibson Elementary School, 6101 Gibson Drive NE, Cedar Rapids
• Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave., Cedar Rapids
• Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oakcrest Hill Road SE, Building A, Iowa City

The Red Cross will continue to adjust services across Iowa as needs change for shelters, meals, snacks, cleanup supplies, physical and mental health services and individual client assistance.

Red Cross assistance to date in Iowa (as of June 28):
• With its partner organizations, opened 36 shelters with more than 5,880 overnight stays.
• Served some 510,000 meals and snacks.
• Opened more than 4,300 emergency assistance cases.
• Sent 48 emergency response vehicles and more than 1,626 Red Cross workers.
• Made more than 9,800 first aid and mental health contacts.
• Distributed more than 25,100 clean-up kits.

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 flooding 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 to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.


Press Release: Iowa 6.27.08

June 28, 2008

Red Cross Combining Shelters

Contact: Disaster Public Affairs, Telephone: (571) 918-5585

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Friday, June 27, 2008 – As more flood evacuees find long-term temporary accommodations, the population of American Red Cross evacuation shelters in the Coralville/Iowa City area is dropping. As a result, the remaining residents of a shelter at North West Junior High School in Coralville are moving today to the shelter in Building A at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oakcrest Hill Road SE, Iowa City.

Residents of the area who find they need shelter because of flooding can also go to the fairgrounds location.

Four Red Cross shelters remain open in eastern Iowa:
• University of Northern Iowa, West Gymnasium, 2501 Minnesota St., Cedar Falls
• Viola Gibson Elementary School, 6101 Gibson Drive NE, Cedar Rapids
• Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave., Cedar Rapids
• Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oakcrest Hill Road SE, Building A, Iowa City

“It’s a good sign for this area, that people who were displaced by the flooding are finding longer-term housing and can move on from the evacuation shelters,” said Bruce Miller, who is in charge of the Red Cross shelter operations in eastern Iowa and the Quad Cities area.

“We were glad to be able to provide so many people with a safe place to stay, but we recognize that a big public shelter is not most people’s idea of home.”

Since the tornado/flooding emergency began in Iowa more than a month ago, the Red Cross and its partner agencies have opened 36 shelters and provided nearly 5,500 overnight stays. Most of the shelters have since closed.

Meanwhile, Red Cross workers continue to meet with flood-impacted residents to provide assistance for their emergency needs. All service delivery sites will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at:
• Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids (former Osco’s next to JC Penney)
• Sycamore Plaza, 1600 Sycamore St., Iowa City
• American Red Cross of Quad Cities, 1100 River Drive, Moline, Ill.
• L&M Elementary School, 14506 170th St., Letts
• West Burlington Arnold Junior/Senior High School, 408 W. Van Weiss Blvd., West Burlington

Emergency assistance may include providing the means to pay for groceries, clothing, medicine or
transportation. It may also help cover rent or minor repairs that will help people get back into their homes more quickly. Individuals or families who apply to the Red Cross for assistance must bring some form of identification showing their address, as proof that they lived in the area affected by the disaster.

Disaster victims, who because of age, physical difficulty, or similar reasons cannot come to a Red Cross Service Center, may call 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636) toll-free to discuss assistance.

Red Cross volunteers will also be handing out clean-up supplies, such as gloves, buckets and bleach from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday at:

• Sam’s Shopping Center, 2605 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids
• Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids
• Sycamore Mall, 1676 Sycamore St., Iowa City
• L&M Elementary School, 14506 170th St., Letts
• Solid Rock Baptist Church, 14041 Locust St., Wapello
• West Burlington Arnold Junior/Senior High School, 408 W. Van Weiss Blvd., West Burlington

The Red Cross will continue to adjust services across Iowa as needs change for shelters, meals, snacks, clean-up supplies, physical and mental health services and individual client assistance.

Red Cross assistance to date in Iowa (as of June 27):
• With its partner organizations, opened 36 shelters with more than 5,490 overnight stays.
• Served 510,000 meals and snacks.
• Opened more than 4,300 emergency assistance cases.
• Sent 48 emergency response vehicles and more than 1,626 Red Cross workers.
• Made more than 9,800 first aid and mental health contacts.
• Distributed more than 25,100 clean-up kits.

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 flooding 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 to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.


Press Release: Indiana 6.27.08

June 28, 2008

AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE

Contact: Ann Gregson at Office: (317) 684-4364 Cell: (317) 538-2269
or Carol Greeley at Office: (317) 684-4351 Cell: (317) 538-2273

INDIANAPOLIS, June 27, 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 WEEK OF JUNE 30:

Note new locations for the following two sites.

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

OTHER LOCATIONS:

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

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 June 26, 2008:

  • Families Seeking Red Cross Assistance: 3,396
  • 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: 136,050
  • 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.): 6,258
  • Comfort Kits Distributed: (personal care items) 2,920
  • 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: 4,735
  • Health Services Contacts: 4,552
  • 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 http://www.redcross-indy.org/donate.


Press Release: Indiana 6.26.08

June 26, 2008

AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE

Contact: Ann Gregson at Office: (317) 684-4364 Cell: (317) 538-2269
or Carol Greeley at Office: (317) 684-4351 Cell: (317) 538-2273

INDIANAPOLIS, June 26, 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.

Note new locations and hours for the following two sites effective Friday, June 27:

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

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

OTHER LOCATIONS:

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

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

Vigo County HOURS: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Booker T. Washington Community Center
1101 S. 13th 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 June 25, 2008:

  • Families Seeking Red Cross Assistance: 3,409
  • 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: 134,929
  • 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.): 6,258
  • Comfort Kits Distributed: (personal care items) 2,920
  • 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: 4,694
  • Health Services Contacts: 4,488
  • 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 http://www.redcross-indy.org/donate.