Red Cross volunteers head South to help flood victims

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FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) –  Fourteen disaster workers from the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Chapters are heading to the south to help people forced out of their homes.

“We need the public’s support now,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Entire families have lost their homes and everything they own to these floodwaters. The Red Cross depends on the continued support of the public to help people affected by this disaster and other emergencies big and small.”

Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas were devastated by the floods. The area is expected to see more flooding throughout the week. The Red Cross workers are operating shelters and providing meals, relief supplies and health and mental health services.

If you want to help, you can donate to Red Cross Disaster Relief or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

 

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