Spring Storms

What’s going on with this weather this year? The temperatures are changing day by day and more importantly, spring storms are starting strong and early this year. Just this past weekend, there were 79 nationally recorded tornados and 39 deaths. 

Disaster relief for a spring tornado in Georgia

How does the East Georgia chapter of the Red Cross help? Our disaster relief team goes on site to assist victims of any natural disaster and provides comfort kits, clean up kits, hot meals, blankets, and shelter.

How can you help?  Volunteers and donors are always needed, and will be especially important during the next months as our storms continue to be destructive. Remember, 92 cents/ every dollar you donate goes to disaster relief.

This is how your money directly impacts families that have been affected by natural disasters:

  • $3 provides ONE comfort kit
  • $10 provides ONE hot meal
  • $20 provides ONE clean up kit
  • $25 provides THREE meals
  • $30 provides FIVE blankets
  • $50 food+ shelter on ONE person for ONE day
  • $200 food+ shelter for family of FOUR for ONE day

How can you keep your family safe?

An example of an emergency kit.

Ask yourself- do you have an emergency kit? Your emergency kit should include blankets or sleeping bags, jumper cables, a fire extinguisher, shovel, extra clothing, a flashlight and  extra batteries. It should also include a first aid kit, hygiene items, 1 gallon of water per person in your family, nonperishable food, and medicine.

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One response to “Spring Storms

  1. Thank you so much for the information. I am going to get this together this week. Thank you for all you do!

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