Help for Explosion Victims

NEWS RELEASE

 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)

11/20/2009

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. 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                     

 

 

 

Joann Moore

Public Information Officer

Financial Development Assistant

American Red Cross

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO.  65803

417-832-9500  EXT. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107

moorej@redcross-ozarks.org

 

 

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Click on the link www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady for more information!

 

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