The American Red Cross Provides Disaster Relief

There are roughly 6,000 American Red Cross volunteers on the ground in 13 states and U.S. territories whose sole purpose is to help their neighbors. These 6,000 volunteers are helping thousands they’ve never met, who have been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, as well as thousands more threatened by wildfires across the West and Northwest.

Irma: Overnight, nearly 22,000 people were provided refuge from Hurricane Irma in nearly 200 government and Red Cross evacuation centers across 6 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our relief effort to provide safe shelter, food and comfort to people affected by Irma continues amidst widespread power outages.

Harvey: The American Red Cross work continues around the clock to provide shelter, food, comfort and other emergency support people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Along with our partners, we have served more than 1.8 million meals and snacks in Texas and Louisiana.