April 16, 2010
Shorts and T-shirts Needed at Red Cross
Springfield, MO – As the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross moves into their summer Disaster Relief operation, they would like the public to know they are in need of new shorts and t-shirts (no used clothing please) to replace their clothing packs that are given out to victims of disasters in the 29 counties the chapter serves.
Often, people who have experienced a devastating loss as the result of a fire, flood or tornado, are left only with the clothes they had on at the time of the disaster. When Disaster Action Team volunteers meet with these individuals, they assess their basic emergency needs and if necessary, give them a clothing pack.
The supply is low at this time and all sizes ranging from small to XX large are needed. These items may be dropped off at the Greater Ozarks Chapter offices of the Red Cross in Springfield, West Plains, Nevada, Joplin and Lebanon. For more information, contact Joann Moore, Public Relations at the Springfield office, 866-206-0256.
You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to 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
*** A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least 1 inch in diameter or has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Heavy rain from thunderstorms can cause flash flooding and high winds can damage homes and blow down trees and utility poles , causing widespread power outages.
Click on the link www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady for more information!