Northeast Ohio continues to offer support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
As of today, 20 volunteers from the Northeast Ohio region have headed south to assist in the relief efforts in East Texas and Louisiana, along with four emergency response vehicles. In total, the Red Cross has provided 1,500 disaster relief workers and 200 emergency response vehicles.
Hurricane Harvey has set a record for the greatest amount of single-storm rainfall in the continental United States, surpassing 50 inches of rain. Preliminary FEMA estimates indicate as many as 67,000 homes in Texas may be damaged.
If you are interested in helping the Red Cross provide relief to those in need, you can visit redcross.org/neo, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or make a one-time $10 donation by texting HARVEY to 90999. Due to the time involved with sorting, storing and cleaning in-kind items, a financial donation is the most effective way to assist those in need.