Superstorm Sandy: The aftermath
PRINCETON — Local Red Cross chapters are continuing their efforts to assist the American Red Cross in relief efforts for the communities hit earlier this week by Superstorm Sandy.
Bureau County Red Cross Director Lori Compton gave an update on some of the national Red Cross efforts in response to Superstorm Sandy, and how local residents can help in those efforts.
As of Thursday morning, the Red Cross had served 164,690 meals and snacks to displaced individuals and families, with another 230,000 meals ready for distribution, Compton said. More than 1,600 clean-up and supply kits have been distributed with more than 1,400 health and mental health consultations provided. Also, as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, 9,000 people were staying in 170 Red Cross shelters in 13 states. More than 3,300 Red Cross disaster responders have been deployed to the area, including several from the Quad Cities Red Cross Chapter, along with 231 emergency response Red Cross vehicles activated to the area.
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