Global & Disaster Medicine

Hurricane Harvey & The Red Cross


“……In response to Hurricane Harvey, the Red Cross has mounted a massive relief effort and is spending donations from the public on the following:


  • Along with partners, providing approximately 186,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters across Texas.
  • Serving more than 906,000 meals and snacks with the help of partners.
  • Mobilizing more than 3,100 Red Cross disaster workers currently on the ground in Texas with more than 400 on the way.
  • Sending trailers of kitchen supplies throughout the affected areas to support 16 partner kitchens, each able to produce 10,000 meals a day.
  • Activating more than 190 emergency response vehicles to help deliver meals and relief supplies in affected neighborhoods.
  • Providing mental health and health services professionals who have made nearly 30,000 contacts to provide support and care to evacuees.
  • Distributing more than 194,000 relief items like diapers, cleaning supplies, coolers and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items……….”


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