Isaac is expected to cause severe flooding in the Gulf Coast region – so right now, the Red Cross is mobilizing to respond. With help from committed supporters like you, we’ve alreadyassigned nearly 2,400 disaster workers to states in the storm’s path, delivered more than 500,000 ready-to-eat meals and disaster supplies to affected communities, and put dozens of emergency shelters and vehicles in the region on alert.
After a difficult summer of helping millions of people struck by wildfires, heat waves and floods, our resources are stretched thin. We must be able to provide immediate food, shelter, emotional support and other assistance for every family and individual who needs it in the days to come – and we’re relying on your support to make it happen.
Thank you so much for your time and support. I’ll be back in touch as the storm progresses.
Charley Shimanski Sr. Vice President, Disaster Services American Red Cross
P.S. Please consider these additional resources for staying safe: Safe and Well is a website that lets your family and friends know you’re safe, or where you can search for loved ones. TheNational Shelter System is a Google search map showing open Red Cross shelters.