(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
Red Cross Assisting Disaster-Related Victims
Springfield, MO – Members of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) of the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross were on the scene last night to assist individuals that needed emergency assistance after the devastating explosion that affected several homes. Those individuals who required immediate assistance were provided help with lodging, clothing and food.
Your American Red Cross is available to help those individuals who may still need help due to this disaster. Damage assessment teams will have more detailed information today on the homes affected and volunteers will be available to assist those people in need of temporary shelter, food and clothing.
If anyone is in need of immediate emergency assistance due to this disaster-related incident, please contact your American Red Cross at 832-9500. Chris Harmon, Director of Emergency Services, will be available to answer questions regarding this situation.
DAT members are volunteers with the Greater Ozarks Chapter and have received specialized training in various aspects of disaster response, including casework interviews, damage assessment, sheltering and feeding, health services and crisis counseling. DAT members also have the full support of the chapter for additional personnel and resources if needed. For information about training to become a Red Cross volunteer, please call 866-206-0256 EXT. 200 or visit www.redcross-ozarks.org/volunteer.
American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. To help the victims of local disasters, financial contributions can be mailed to: American Red Cross, 1545 N. West Bypass Springfield, MO 65803.
Public Information Officer
Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
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