Postcard from the Field: Eric Sanchez lends an “Amazing” hand

October 27, 2008

Eric Sanchez helps with cot cleanup in Texas

American Red Cross volunteer Debbie Kemp of the Washtenaw County Chapter in Ann Arbor (MI), and Eric Sanchez work together on cleaning and packing up cots that were used in the megashelter in Houston which housed as many as 1,200 Hurricane Ike evacuees. Sanchez, who won the Season 11 “All Star Amazing Race,” and several contestants from the reality television shows “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” and “Amazing Race” were on hand Sunday (October 26) to help with cot cleanup. In times of disaster, the American Red Cross provides food, shelter, disaster health and mental health services, bulk distribution of home and health products, and advocacy and referral services.

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Release: Fort Worth 10.8.08

October 9, 2008

American Red Cross Continues to Feed Victims of Hurricane Ike

More than 43,000 meals served in Texas on Tuesday, October 7, 2008

FORT WORTH, TEXAS   October 8, 2008 – Residents of coastal Texas continue to face daunting challenges as they try to rebuild the homes and lives ruined by Hurricane Ike. Thousands of homes deemed uninhabitable will be demolished and residents who will be able to repair and restore their homes must have safety certifications before their houses can be reconnected to electricity. These conditions continue to add to the critical demand for feeding. FACTS AT A GLANCE FOR TEXAS Wednesday, October 08, 2008

  • Last night more than 1,000 people sought comfort in 6 Red Cross shelters.
  • More than 144,000 meals and snacks were served in the last twenty four hours.
  • Food was served at 16 fixed sites, and 65 vehicles provided mobile feeding services.

To ensure the Red Cross continues its help for disaster victims, we need your help. We are calling on everyone to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which allows the Red Cross to provide help whenever and wherever disasters occur. The Disaster Relief Fund allows the Red Cross to assist those in need anywhere in the nation, and ensures that relief comes quickly.

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  • Dianna Van Horn: (202) 716-9397

Photos: Cruz Roja Mexicana Assists with Relief Efforts

September 27, 2008

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Photos: Baytown, TX Shelter and Galveston, TX: 9.27.08

September 27, 2008

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Photos: Cleburne, TX Shelter 9.26.08

September 27, 2008

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Harold James Jr age 7 poses at Cleburne Shelter

DMHS volunteer Susan plays with client Chelsea Romar ARC nurse Gail Howatt assists client Mayra Reyes and 1 mo old Valerie Arriaga


Audio: Red Cross volunteer expresses his pride in the Red Cross 9.25.08

September 25, 2008
Larry Fortmuller reports from Beaumont, TX:
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Audio: Red Cross Volunteer describes life in a staff shelter 9.25.08

September 25, 2008
Larry Fortmuller reports from the staff shelter in Beaumont, TX: 
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