Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Day 172: Donate to Red Cross for Duluth, Minnesota and surrounding areas

Red Cross MN press release

We're all seeing it on the news, here in Minnesota. I just visited Duluth for the first time a couple of months ago. It's a beautiful part of our state. Now flooded. Water is one of the most damaging elements when it comes to a natural disaster. You cant escape it and it destroys EVERYTHING.

Govenor Dayton and Mayor Ness (of Duluth) both declare a state of emergency.

My thoughts, prayers and love to those in Duluth and surrounding areas effected by the floods. We love you Duluth!

American Red Cross Northland Chapter
June 20, 2012
The American Red Cross is responding to extensive flooding in Duluth, Minnesota, and surrounding areas. According to Tony Guerra, Readiness Manager for the American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region, two community-run reception centers have been established. One is at the First United Methodist Church, known as the Coppertop Church, at Central Entrance and 11th St. in Duluth.  The second is located at Carlton High School on School Avenue in Carlton. Red Cross volunteers and staff are already responding to the emergency. More information about the Red Cross response to this disaster will be available following an 8 a.m. meeting in Duluth.

The Northland Chapter responds to about 100 local disasters annually. Red Cross disaster relief includes emergency housing, food, clothing, medicine and medical supplies, eyeglasses, health services, and disaster counseling. Relief takes the form of preloaded debit cards, that are used in local businesses by clients, thus pumping up to $1000,000 in charitable contributions back into the community it serves.

HOW YOU CAN HELP Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. This gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to local American Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.


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