Mobilizing for Isaac

Mobilizing for Isaac

Disaster Update
American Red Cross Mobilizing for Isaac
Hurricane Isaac
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Dear Friend, 

As you read this message, more than 15 million people are now under warnings from Hurricane Isaac. With just hours until the storm hits land, many are gathering their loved ones and seeking shelter. 

If there’s one thing we learned from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, it’s that being prepared is absolutely critical to saving lives in an emergency. If you and your loved ones are at risk from Isaac, please click here to learn more about how you can get ready and stay safe during the storm.

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. 

We need you to ensure that our hurricane response is as strong as ever – please give now and help provide critical supplies and services to families and individuals in their time of need.

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
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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.
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