Red Cross sending volunteers & vehicles from SC to TX

Postado Agosto 28, 2017

Steph Novacek an executive director of Nebraska's regional Red Cross, said, "Give blood, because a lot of our blood drives down in Texas, where we'd be collecting blood are not able to, and so, we can step it up here locally and donate blood, and support in that aspect".

The Red Cross prepared tens of thousands of ready-to-eat meals, "truckloads" of kitchen supplies and more than 40 Red Cross emergency response vehicles are ready to go.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides worldwide humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

Greg Abbott has declared numerous affected counties disaster areas and President Donald Trump is expected to visit the area in the coming days.

Arizona Red Cross volunteers were a part of relief efforts for Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas as the storm wreaked havoc on the region.

There are two dozen shelters open throughout Texas from Corpus Christi to Dallas and even as far as New Orleans in the event that people need to be evacuated.

"It just renews my faith in people, it's just incredible, people just want to be involved", said volunteer Sheryl Rowley.

Fairfax County's urban search and rescue team is sending one of its swift water rescue teams to Texas to help.

An official with Colorado Task Force 1 said 45 firefighters from Colorado are in southeastern Texas. More personnel were slated to leave Sunday. The firefighters come from agencies in Denver, Aurora, Castle Rock, Greeley and elsewhere.

Below is Tim Cook's tweet on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, while you can donate via this link. Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. But on Sunday evening, they made a decision to keep packaging with the hope of sending some of those meals down to Texas.

Nationally, the Red Cross is mobilizing additional staff and volunteers to assist with the relief operation. They are also using the page to share information about the storm.