When disaster strikes, the American Red Cross is there to help. Last year, the North Central Florida Chapter provided emergency disaster assistance to more than 150 families when they needed it most, no matter when the call came. Red Cross volunteers and staff are poised to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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, health and mental health services to address basic human needs. In addition to these services, the core of Red Cross disaster relief is the assistance given to individuals and families to enable them to resume their normal daily activities independently.
The Red Cross also feeds and hydrates emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members, and provides access to other available resources for recovery. All disaster relief assistance provided is free of charge and is made possible by the generosity of local Red Cross donors and volunteers.
SOUTHEASTERN TORNADOES AND FLOODS
Tornadoes and floods have devastated communities and uprooted families across many states, and the Red Cross is working hand-in-hand with our federal and community partners to get assistance to people in need and help them recover.
The Red Cross Safe and Well secure website is a way to let your loved ones know you are safe. To register, visit www.redcross.org and click on the "List Yourself or Search Registrants" link under "How to Get Help".
People in the affected areas can list themselves as "safe and well" on the site. Friends and family outside the disaster area can then search for messages from their loved ones by using a pre-disaster phone number or complete address.
From a smart phone, visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell and click on the "List Yourself as Safe and Well" or "Search for friends and family" link.
From any phone call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) and one of our operators can help you register.
Children's Table is currently collecting the following items for Alabama Relief:
▪ Infant Hygiene supplies (diapers, wipes, powder, ointment)
▪ Baby Formula/Baby Food
▪ Non Perishable Food Items
▪ Currently accepting clothing to collect for second trip
For drop off times and locations, please contact Bill or Verna at 352-486-6525.