Local volunteers deployed to Texas to help Hurricane Harvey victims

How to volunteer in Florida during Hurricane Irma

There were an estimated 210,000 people at 680 evacuation centers Sunday night in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, she said.

The Northern Nevada branch of the Red Cross has dozens of volunteers already deployed for Hurricane Harvey relief in Texas, so now they are diverting some of those to Florida.

But he says perhaps the most important skill they bring in the initial aftermath of a disaster is the ability to comfort and listen.

The American Red Cross aided with clean up, food, shelter, and mental and spiritual care.

Light drinking while pregnant is probably fine, says new study
Only a year ago , official government advice was updated to recommend pregnant women abstain totally from alcohol. Despite research, experts are still unsure how much alcohol - if any - is safe to drink while pregnant.

Those volunteers will provide relief and assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Irma. "Could not be prouder to volunteer for this organization", she said.

Meanwhile, there are still more than 7,000 people in shelters after Hurricane Harvey. "The most effective way we can help is by investing in organizations involved in disaster relief year-round". In the coming weeks, as people begin to go home, that's when cases will be opened and Red Cross volunteers will begin to help people organize their way back to something that looks like normal living, White said.

Once assigned to a task, volunteers must be available to leave within 48 hours, according to the Red Cross. "We couldn't do that if we were top-heavy". "A lot of homes are still not even accessible so people are just now starting to really get a good grip about what happened to them", says Reed. In 2010, the organization was exposed for building only a handful of homes in Haiti following a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude quake, despite receiving $500 million in donations. "This is about neighbors helping neighbors and we will continue to be there for the communities we serve as they recover".

Related News:



Most liked

Celebs Slam Vile Homophobia and Hypocrisy of James Woods
Actress Amber Tamblyn chimed in claiming that Wood attempted to hit on her and a friend when she was just 16 years old. Woods criticized the movie in a tweet Sunday, writing , "As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency.

Trump praises scandal-scarred Malaysian prime minister
Najib also didn't mention the Justice Department probe into the 1MDB investment fund in Malaysia. He was sworn into the position on 3 April 2009 to succeed Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Record flooding hits Jacksonville as Georgia braces for epic storm surge
The eye of the storm did not hit the city but it did wallop the Florida Keys, of course, and that is where the concern is now. U.S. president Donald Trump declared a "major disaster" as six million homes and businesses were left without power.

Benchmark Holdings PLC's (BMK) "Under Review" Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities Ltd
The stock of Standard Life Aberdeen PLC (LON:SLA) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, September 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The Company provides execution only, advisory services and third-party investments for individuals and corporates.

Premier League focus behind European struggles, says Pochettino
He added: "Of course the final we played here at Wembley is still a painful memory, but excitement is the overriding emotion". Dortmund are unbeaten this season, with a German Cup win over Rielasingen-Arlen and two wins and a draw in the Bundesliga.

In Setback for Murdoch, UK Regulators to Review Sky Takeover
Fox News had innacurately claimed that Rich was the source of hacked emails published by WikiLeaks and retracted the story. Bradley still has ten days before her decision is finalised and the deal could still be given the go-ahead.

David Johnson to undergo wrist surgery, be placed on IR
If that is the case, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that it is possible Johnson could miss no time at all. It was the loss of the key that was set to drive the Cardinals offense into the playoffs in 2017.

Lara & Eric Trump Welcome Baby Boy
He now serves as a trustee of Trump organisation alongside his older brother Donald Trump Jr, and they both run the organisation while their father oversees the affairs of the country.

New Apple TV Gets 4K Support, Releases Later This Month
CEO Tim Cook announced that next-gen has arrived with 4K playback support, so the streaming box is aptly named, Apple TV 4K. The iPhone accounts for nearly two-thirds of total sales, and it's a hub for most of Apple's other products and services.

Irma, Harvey combined damage total in United States could near $300B
The last Category 4 hurricane to occur in the USA was Hurricane Charley in 2004, which also hit Florida . Irma has now been downgraded to a tropical storm and will soon be a tropical depression.

Juventus star Paulo Dybala discusses difficulties of playing alongside Lionel Messi
Remember those two ties were, respectively, the Berlin Champions League Final of 2015 and then last season's quarter-final clash. He added: "It's the first game of the Champions League after last year's run and the disappointment of defeat".

India August YoY consumer price inflation up 3.36%
It stated that Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) stood at 1.52% in August 2017 as against 5.91% in the same month of a year ago . Today's numbers are up from the 2.6% level of inflation , which was recorded in the previous figures for both July and June.

Booker Co-Sponsoring Single-Payer Healthcare Bill with Bernie Sanders
Sanders frequently talked during his campaign about extending government-paid health care for seniors to all age groups. It would replace private health insurance markets and have the federal government foot all medical bills.

Okami HD Confirmed and Dated for PS4, Xbox One and PC
It'll be available on PS4 and Xbox One both physically and digitally, as well as getting a digital only PC release. You'll also be able to choose between the original 4:3 aspect ratio, or a new widescreen format.

Education is key to fighting humanitarian crises: Angelina Jolie
Mom, stop talking so weird.' One day I just got really nutty and did [the voice] and they fell over laughing. The actress was accompanied by Zahara (12), Shiloh (11) and nine-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.