Ready To Eat Meal

September 16, 2008

Meals Served

August 29, 2008

The total number of individual meals served to clients and workers.

Sherwood Elementary School shelter

Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)

August 15, 2008

Are vehicles used on disaster relief operations to provide mobile or stationary feedings, distribution of items, and, as necessary, to do casework, communication, and to transfer supplies.

Audio: What’s That Red Cross Truck Doing Here?

Robstown, Texas 7.24.08

San Benito, Texas 7.24.08

Central Indiana Tornado – May 30, 2008

Video of an ERV inspection:

Disaster Services

August 14, 2008

Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.

Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people’s immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs.

The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products to disaster victims, and helps those affected by disaster to access other available resources.