A big thanks to all who have stepped forward to help communities affected by Hurricane Florence. With the support of donors like you, the American Red Cross is helping people in North Carolina and multiple states impacted by Hurricane Florence. By providing food and shelter to the thousands who have had to flee their homes as the danger from this massive storm, we are making an impact. Though Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression, life-threatening flooding continues in the Carolinas, which are forecasted to receive as much as 40 inches of rain.
Here is how your support makes a difference:
Overnight, more than 20,000 people sought refuge in more than 200 Red Cross and community shelters across the impacted region.
This includes at least 17,000 people in 139 shelters in North Carolina, and 3,000 people in 59 shelters in South Carolina. Nearly 100 people stayed in 13 shelters in Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland and Kentucky.
Working with partners, the Red Cross has served more than 129,000 meals and snacks across eight states.
About 2,330 Red Cross disaster workers from all over the country have been mobilized to help shelter, feed and support people affected by Florence.
More than 130 emergency response vehicles have been mobilized, as well as more than 70 trailers of equipment and supplies, including ready-to-eat meals and enough cots and blankets for more than 100,000 people.
You can help people affected by Hurricane Florence by making a gift to the Red Cross today. We appreciate your generosity. Thank you for standing with us, Harvey Johnson SVP, Disaster Services American Red Cross