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Five Hawai'i Island Red Cross Volunteers Head to Texas, Louisiana

30 Août 2017

(D-Calvert, Charles, Prince George's), was sent to work on sheltering, according to the Red Cross. Catastrophic flooding is expected to continue over southeast Texas for the next few days. People who left their homes may return to nothing, not to mention clothing and personal belongings...it breaks my heart.

When disaster strikes, Nebraskans are quick to ask: "How can I help?"

"I feel people are in need and we can help", he said.

At the end of last week, the Red Cross prepositioned additional blood products in Houston ahead of the storm to help ensure an adequate blood supply would be available for hospital patients. Myself and @futuretheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible.

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Eligible Disney employee donations to the American Red Cross and other qualified organizations involved in the relief will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation. "So, I accept the challenge, man, and I implore and encourage everybody else who can change and make a change for this to please donate and help out".

In the weeks to come, "we are doing our best" to send volunteers and at the same time keep the local operation functioning as normal, Marshall said. You can text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund.

Other area organizations mentioned in the Harris County Texas news release include: the United Way www.unitedwayhouston.org and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) (nvoad.org).

In conjunction with its clients, Visa also will waive interchange fees on eligible donations made to the American Red Cross from August 25th through September 15th. There are numerous ways that people can volunteer to help, both in disaster situations and here locally, including administrative, logistics, direct contact/second responders and mental health needs. "Showing up unexpectedly may result in you being turned away by law enforcement".

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Five Hawai'i Island Red Cross Volunteers Head to Texas, Louisiana