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Local woman in Texas at Red Cross disaster headquarters

Local woman in Texas at Red Cross disaster headquarters

Numerous volunteers from Colorado and Wyoming will help serve lunch and dinner at those shelters. "Having someone like Sandra Bullock make this kind of commitment, it helps bring people together and open their hearts and be even more generous".

Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night and environmental factors caused the storm to stay put - forecasts estimate as much as 50 inches of rain continuing into Wednesday. Walmart's emergency operations center is helping its own employees in Texas with disaster assistance, meals for their families, and conducting "wellness checks".

"Those ended up being disposed of by sitting in a field and actually bulldozed", Gulley said.

The governor was given a special Red Cross challenge coin. "The amount of support has been tremendous", said Mario Bruno, Chief Executive Officer. "It's also something you do to challenge someone to do, something great, and I am giving this to our governor".

In addition, the Red Cross has prepositioned blood products in Houston ahead of the storm to help ensure adequate blood supply is maintained over the weekend. "We are very proud of the fact that our overhead is low because it allows us to spend more on the people we serve". "And I want to do what I need to do".

Malloy was also urging the public to take the lead on storm preparedness as the east coast is still in the thick of hurricane season.

The United Way handles calls for Connecticut's 211 system.

To help meet this immediate need, Dow will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, $100,000 to Team Rubicon, and $200,000 to other local nonprofit organizations assisting the region. Nall most likely will be traveling Saturday to Texas. Technology gives them access to Texas' database. Saturday began an orientation where people right here in central OH decided they wanted to become part of that relief effort in helping the people of Houston.


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