Red Cross Update

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

 

 

 

Red Cross Assistance At-A-Glance

As of: June 15, 2011

The American Red Cross Resource Center hours have been adjusted to better reflect client need. Over 1,400 Red Cross cases have been opened in the aftermath of last month’s devastating tornado. We encourage all affected residents to visit the Red Cross Resource Center located at 1110 E. 7th St. Ste. #13, Joplin MO; either, Saturday 9-3 or Monday thru Friday 9-5.

 

 

 

 

Current Period

To Date

Shelters Open

1

1

Overnight Shelter Population

40

3230

Vehicles Providing Mobile Feeding

 

14

Fixed Feeding Locations

 

3

Meals Served

3,147

83,684

Snacks Served

9,247

211,873

Emergency Response Vehicles

19

21

Emergency Aid Stations – Fixed

 

5

Mobile Bulk Distribution Teams

 

6

Bulk Clean-up and Recovery Items Distributed

 

152,162

Family Assistance Cases Opened

6

1,419

Jumpstart to Recovery kits distributed

12

1,333

Health Services Consultations

35

5,474

Mental Health Consultations

 

6,202

Total Red Cross Workers

231

811

 

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.                — END–

 

 

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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