Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Response
Springfield, MO –
The American Red Cross is responding to this disaster, and will be working with Red Cross partners in Haiti and with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. At this time the American Red Cross will be releasing $200,000 for immediate response action. They are making available all the relief supplies at its warehouse in Panama (enough for 5000 families) in support of relief efforts. These supplies include blankets, kitchen sets, and water containers to meet immediate needs of survivors.
They are also sending a disaster specialist immediately to Haiti to support response efforts. They have several experienced disaster specialists standing by to be deployed if requested.
The American Red Cross has staff on the ground in Haiti and is working to obtain information on the situation. They will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with the Haiti Red Cross and International Federation for future immediate action
The American Red Cross is accepting monetary donations to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Donations may be sent to the Greater Ozarks Chapter office at 1545 N. West Bypass, Springfield, MO 65803. Secure donations may also be made by logging onto www.redcross.org.
Donors may also text “HAITI” to 90999 and a donation of $10 will be given to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.
You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift ot the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013, or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org.
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
*** Power outages: Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially if they last a long time. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, you need not be concerned about losing your perishable foods. For prolonged power outages, though, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. Click on the link www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady for a checklist!
Click on the link www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady for more information!