Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wyandotte County's American Red Cross chapter accepting donations to help fire victims

News Release:
North, South, East and West, the American Red Cross is running multiple, large disaster relief operations after a week of disasters across the United States.  The American Red Cross is asking the public to help with financial donations.

The American Red Cross is providing help, shelter and hope to families affected by wildfires in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, and on the other extreme, more than a foot of rain in parts of Florida and flash flooding in Brownville, Maine and northern Minnesota that devastated those areas with flood waters.

The American Red Cross is responding with volunteers, shelters and other emergency supplies.  All of Red Cross’ help is provide through the donations of the American people.

“Today, we need the public’s help to response to the immediate emergency needs of hundreds of families across the United States,” stated Jason Williby, Executive Director of the Wyandotte County Chapter of the American Red Cross.  “We are America’s disaster relief charity and we put the public’s donations to work immediately helping devastated families.  All of the work of the Red Cross is funded by the generosity and charitable gifts of the American people.”

The American Red Cross is seeking your help with financial donations to support Disaster Relief.

Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to the local American Red Cross, 1600 Washington Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66102 or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
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