The water may be gone, but the Red Cross is not


Dwaine and Krystal Mitchell, of Austell, are just one of the families that the Red Cross continues to assist.

The Red Cross continues to provide shelter, food, mental health counseling and emotional support for residents throughout the affected areas in the Southeast, including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina

 To date, the American Red Cross has provided 2,377 overnight stays from affected residents in Georgia Red Cross shelters, and nearly 175 people are still sleeping in our shelters each night. 

Shelters Currently Open in Georgia:

 

Cobb County
Cobb County Civic Center
548 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

Since flooding began, 717 Red Cross volunteers and staff have been working in affected areas to support the disaster-caused needs of clients.

Red Cross damage assessment is now complete. Reports indicate that 2,862 homes in Georgia have been affected; 781 of which are destroyed, 765 with major damage, 692 with minor damage.

The Red Cross has provided 47,556 bulk items including bleach, comfort kits, clean-up kits and bottled water. The Red Cross is working with emergency partners in hard-hit communities to establish Distribution Centers for these items, which will be replenished throughout the day (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.):

Powder Springs Police Department
4483 Pineview Drive
Powder Springs, GA 30127 

Austell Shopping Center
5875 Love St.
Austell, GA 30168 

Westridge Church
3522 Hiram-Acworth Highway
Dallas, GA 30157

 

The Red Cross to date has opened 7 shelters in Georgia where affected residents have found a safe place to stay, hot meals, emotional support and help with emergency medical needs. (We have served 29,708 meals and 27,755 snacks.)

You can help people affected by disasters like the current floods by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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