Recovery Process 'Far From Over' In Texas — Red Cross Volunteer

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He says they're in for a long haul in Houston, where the arduous task of feeding and sheltering tens of thousands will continue for an indefinite amount of time. "I can help with clean up, I'm prepared to throw boxes, whatever they need me to do".

The American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley is gathering donations to ensure relief is provided to those in need and not into the hands of the wrong individuals.

In addition to volunteers, the Red Cross needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief.

More than 185,000 homes were damaged and 9,000 destroyed as 42,000 people remain in shelters amid overflowing rivers and reservoirs, Texas officials said. There are a lot of ways Americans can help Houston right now-particularly through donations-but where will your money have the most impact?

Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 hurricane on Friday, Aug. 25.

Spokesman Ragan Dickens said 134 Wal-Mart facilities in Texas were closed Tuesday because of the storm. Texas Children's Hospital and 18 health clinics, centers, and public health departments had reached out to Direct Relief for aid, and on-the-ground staffers had purchased needed items ranging from refrigerators to basic hygiene items.

The first family arrived from Houston Wednesday afternoon. They are also helping on the west coast of Florida with flooding.

Jones hopes to be deployed within two weeks.

Click on the link in the Related Links box for more information. But, he says, volunteering is more important. "But in this kind of a case it's ideal". It really impacted my heart. The Red Cross is also being used to coordinate emergency relief efforts among government agencies, other non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, area businesses and others.

Tyson Foods announced earlier this week it was deploying teams to prepare meals for responders and those affected by the storm. And per various reports, the organization-which former President Barack Obama and others urged people to donate to-has had a disappointing response to the crisis.

Houston is beginning to recover after catastrophic flooding swept through the city.

Boeing said it has almost 4,000 employees and supports 39,000 direct and indirect jobs in Texas. We have seen tremendous support from our fans, players and front office associates who helped make this donation possible.

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