Volunteers providing immediate emergency assistance, emotional support
American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided immediate emergency assistance for 33 people from 12 households following an evacuation in Niagara Falls Wednesday evening, March 25.
Red Cross assistance typically includes funding for temporary housing, food and clothing as needed, and specially trained disaster mental health volunteers are available to help those affected deal with the emotional aspect of their disaster.
Affected families will meet with caseworkers in the coming days to work on a long-term recovery plan.
Volunteers followed COVID-19 protocols, including screening and social distancing, while meeting with families to determine their immediate emergency needs.
A press release said, “Emergencies don’t stop. Help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross disaster relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.”