The organization says that are now more than 60 volunteers and staff who have deployed from CT. It said six shelters are open in Louisiana with more than 450 people. True Finish owner Tony Tirado will then pack up the goods and donate them to the Red Cross.
Although Harvey's torrential downpours stopped in Texas, massive flooding continues to deluge hard-hit cities like Houston, Beaumont and Port Arthur. Getting help in some areas will be challenging for some time due to devastating floodwaters and closed roads.
"When they're deployed, they're deployed for at least 14 days", says John McFarland.
Until the Red Cross' national organization establishes a better track record for transparency, we would encourage donors to contribute to charities based in the areas affected by this disaster. Roads are flooded, rail lines are shut down, airports closed and hundreds of thousands have no power. "We are grateful to have an opportunity to raise funds to support the American Red Cross as they work diligently to improve the dire situation along the Gulf Coast in the coming days, weeks and months". As of Friday, some 42,000 people sought refuge in these shelters overnight. In addition, tractor trailer loads of ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are on the ground in Texas.
FedEx and UPS, for instance, have pledged $ 1 million each, including the use of their delivery networks to help orchestrate relief efforts, the report said.
Channel 9 was at their Disaster Deployment Boot Camp Saturday to find out how they will be helping. The American Red Cross has also staged additional blood inventory in Dallas. "When I called them to get information they told me they needed mental health workers and medical healthcare providers right away so I filled out my application and here I am".