The Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina has deployed to sections of Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
A total of 33 local volunteers and Red Cross staff members have been deployed to Texas and Louisiana. Four of 7 emergency response vehicles from Eastern NC have also been deployed to the Gulf Coast.
Red Cross officials said the threat from Hurricane Harvey is far from over, as extremely dangerous flooding continues in Texas and parts of Louisiana. Getting help in some areas will be challenging for some time due to devastating floodwaters and closed roads. This is a challenging situation for those in the storm’s path, and the American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by this disaster.
Red Cross shelters have been opened in both Texas and Louisiana. Thousands of Red Cross volunteers from across the country are now on the ground working to provide assistance.
In addition, tractor trailer loads of ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are on the ground in Texas.
Nearly half of the Red Cross emergency response fleet — more than 150 vehicles – have been mobilized. The Red Cross arranged for blood products in Houston ahead of the storm to help ensure there is an adequate blood supply for hospitals. Additional blood inventory was also placed in Dallas.
If you would like to help, the Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.