The North Texas Region of the American Red Cross is deploying volunteers from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to help with the Colorado flooding relief efforts.
The South Plains Chapter will not be sending volunteers at this time, but is prepared and ready if needed and called upon.
The South Plains Chapter issued this statement on Monday:
Below is a statistical update that has just been provided from the ground in Colorado as Red Cross teams are responding around to clock to statewide flooding:
• 1,000 people stayed in 24 shelters across Colorado last night
• More than 250 Red Cross workers are on the ground, with more coming in from neighboring states, including at least 15 from North Texas
• More than 7,100 meals have already been served
• Red Cross teams are on scene at the Boulder Airport reception center to help those being airlifted from their homes
• Flooding has caused numerous evacuations in New Mexico and Texas, with more rainfall expected from Hurricane Ingrid
• Nearly 50 people spent the night in four shelters in Texas and New Mexico last night
How to Help Locally:
• Trained, shelter volunteers are critical and in need at the South Plains Regional Chapters. Volunteer today by completing these steps:
1. Complete an online volunteer application form at www.redcross.org
2. Submit an online background check
3. Attend a New Volunteer class
4. Complete 2 Sheltering classes online
• To help people monetarily across the flooded areas, click on www.redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.
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