Hurricanes Harvey & Irma: American Red Cross Disaster Relief Helps

Do you want to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and/or Irma? One of the best ways you can do this is by donating to the American Red Cross.

A vehicle passes downed palm trees and two cyclists attempt to ride as Hurricane Irma passes through the area on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla.

The American Red Cross has a launched a wide-ranging relief effort to provide safe shelter, food and comfort to people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Red Cross is part of a large team of agencies and organizations responding to provide help to those in need.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

  • In the last three weeks, the Red Cross and community partners have provided more than 908,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters due to hurricanes. Shelters were opened in 8 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • The Red Cross has served more than 2.4 million meals and snacks to people in need.
  • More than 6,000 Red Cross disaster workers and 273 emergency response vehicles are on the ground right now, helping thousands of people affected by these storms.
  • More than 68 million hurricane and flood alerts have been issued through Red Cross mobile apps for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

 

 

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