Red Cross Constantly Building Response Capacity

DR 547 Joplin MO Tornado
Operations Headquarters
Joplin, MO
www.redcross.org
1-800-Red Cross (733-2767)

Contact: Amy Hegy
Disaster Public Affairs
Mobile: 
(202) 812- 6889
DR547-11PA-MN1@usa.redcross.org

Red Cross Constantly Building Response Capacity With Strong Training Program

Since May 22nd, 794 Red Cross workers have assisted with relief operations in and around Joplin. Of those, 740 are volunteers. The Red Cross has held 81 training classes in Joplin, which resulted in 791 certificates of completion being awarded. Training enables the organization to maintain a high quality of response and aid for those affected by this and future disasters. The classes have included things such as Psychological First Aid, Disaster Services and Overview, and Preparing for and Managing a Spontaneous Workforce.

Red Cross Assistance At-A-Glance As of: June 11, 2011

Current Period / To Date

Shelters Open

1

1

Overnight Shelter Population

51

3,032

Vehicles Providing Mobile Feeding

11

14

Fixed Feeding Locations

1

3

Meals Served

3,927

77,853

Snacks Served

10,233

181,624

Emergency Response Vehicles

19

21

Emergency Aid Stations – Fixed

3

5

Mobile Bulk Distribution Teams

6

6

Bulk Clean-up and Recovery Items Distributed

7,340

141,636

Family Assistance Cases Opened

34

1,280

Jumpstart to Recovery kits distributed

49

1,258

Health Services Consultations

264

5,236

Mental Health Consultations

171

5,707

Total Red Cross Workers

440

794

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 <mailto:DR547-11PA-MN1@usa.redcross.org> .

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