Southern Nevada Red Cross Calls For Financial Donations
As services have expanded, expenses continue to rise
Las Vegas, NV. Sunday, July 7, 2013 — The American Red Cross continues its relief efforts in the communities around the Las Vegas and Pahrump valleys affected by the Carpenter 1 wildfire.
As the response continues, the Red Cross is in need of the community’s help to continue assisting our clients who’ve been displaced due to fires – both on the mountain, and locally. Fire Hurts – Red Cross Helps is a Southern Nevada Red Cross campaign dedicated to raising funds to support fire victims whether it be one of the local home fires we respond to every 23 hours, or the wildfire we’re currently experiencing.
Southern Nevadans can assist their neighbors displaced by fire by going to http://www.redcross.org/cm/southernfirehurts-pub to make a donation for Southern Nevada Red Cross fire response, or they can call Brooke at 369-3674.
The Red Cross of Southern Nevada continues to convene and reach out to community partners to respond to the Carpenter 1 fire, and is working with those organizations to begin a community recovery plan moving forward.
Red Cross is partnering with Medical Reserve Corp through the Southern Nevada Health District and the Community Emergency Response Team through the City of Las Vegas for volunteers to assist with general office/feeding assistance, bulk distributions and reception center staffing.
Total numbers since the beginning of the wildfire response are as follows:
- 515 meals have been provided.
- 49 Red Cross responders have been working in various aspects
- 3 people and 4 pets were provided with shelter and food
Reception centers in Pahrump and Las Vegas continue to offer food, water, and emotional support. In addition to meals provided to evacuees, Red Cross volunteers are providing meals and water to government responders. Responders included Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, and Nevada Department of Transportation.
Over the next several days and weeks, Red Cross client casework volunteers will stay in contact with the victims and provide assistance and referrals as they begin their road to recovery.
Information on wildfire disasters and response can be found at the following links.
Guide to responding during a wildfire and recovering after. -http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire
Wildfire Safety Checklist – http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340149_Wildfire.pdf
During a disaster people process information in different ways, especially children. For more information on emotional response to disaster you can follow this link.
The American Red Cross stands ready to serve the American people at any time – day or night. But we can’t do it alone. The American Red Cross is not a government agency, but rather, we depend on the generosity of donors to continue this mission.
Anyone wishing to support the many Red Cross disaster responses around the country can make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), going to redcross.org, or they can text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation with their mobile phone.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.