Red Cross information – Sunday June 11

Sent on behalf of Joanne Moore, American Red Cross, Greater Ozarks Chapter.

Fast Facts

 

DR 547 Joplin MO Tornado

Operations Headquarters

Joplin, MO

http://www.redcross.org

1-800-Red Cross (733-2767)

 

Contact: Amy-Laurel Hegy

Disaster Public Affairs

Mobile: (202) 812- 6889

DR547-11PA-MN1@usa.redcross.org

 

 

 

American Red Cross Shelter Transitions to Smaller Facility

 

The American Red Cross shelter located on the campus of Missouri Southern State University will be closing as of 5pm Tuesday June 14th. As the recovery process progresses, we are encouraged by the fact that the number of overnight stays at the shelter have decreased to the point that it can now be moved to a smaller facility.

 

Everyone is encouraged to work with available State and Federal government agencies and housing resources to find permanent housing as quickly as possible. The Red Cross will provide housing assistance on a case by case basis for those individuals who still have continued emergency housing needs.

 

As Joplin residents continue to clean-up and rebuild after the May 22nd tornado, your American Red Cross remains in the community to assist with recovery efforts. The Greater Ozarks Chapter has offices and volunteers located throughout South Western Missouri and will continue providing communities with immediate disaster needs, comfort and hope.

 

Red Cross Assistance At-A-Glance

As of: June 10, 2011

 

Current Period

To Date

Shelters Open

1

1

Overnight Shelter Population

62

3,032

Vehicles Providing Mobile Feeding

11

14

Fixed Feeding Locations

2

3

Meals Served

3,304

73,926

Snacks Served

18,705

171,391

Emergency Response Vehicles

19

21

Emergency Aid Stations – Fixed

3

5

Mobile Bulk Distribution Teams

6

6

Bulk Clean-up and Recovery Items Distributed

16,797

134,296

Family Assistance Cases Opened

55

1,246

Jumpstart to Recovery kits distributed

62

1,209

Health Services Consultations

228

4,972

Mental Health Consultations

213

5,536

Total Red Cross Workers

450

781

 

For additional information about Red Cross services or any of the relief activities currently underway in and around Joplin, please contact the Public Affairs Desk at (202) 812-6889 or email us at DR547-11PA-MN1@usa.redcross.org.

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Steve Woods
Sr. Director of Emergency Services – CT Area 1
 
DR 547 Joplin, MO Tornado
Disaster Public Affairs Manager
 
 


Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

moorej@redcross-ozarks.org

 

                                                                                                             June-Water Safety

Swimming is the most popular summer activity. Staying safe around water is more than staying near the lifeguard at the pool. Every year many children drown in residential swimming pools, bath tubs, buckets of water and other containers of water. Anywhere there is water there is risk for drowning. Do not leave a young child unattended near any source of water, not even for a moment.  For more information go to www.redcross.org 

 

 

 

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