Red Cross volunteers from Maryland head to Texas

Red Cross volunteers from Maryland head to Texas

Red Cross volunteers from Maryland head to Texas

"Due to the generous efforts of Hy-Vee and its customers we can help meet the historic need coming from Texans as the result of Hurricane Harvey", Leslie Schaffer, Regional Executive Iowa Region of American Red Cross, said. These donations can even do more harm than good when they interfere with disaster response efforts.

The 53-year-old Oscar-winning actor has pledged the whopping amount to the people who have been affected by tropical storm in Houston, Texas, reported E! It is anticipated that many more families will be impacted as rain continues to fall and flooding persists. Training will include orientation and onboarding for new Red Cross volunteers, as well a comprehensive overview of Red Cross relief operations during large-scale disasters. The organization will also continue to work with the local American Red Cross chapter on future disaster preparedness initiatives that potentially could impact Northern California. "So all our Cox stations are working together to make helping Houstonians as easy as possible".

Local businesses are also aiding in relief efforts.

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The Houston Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association also suggests donating to the City of Houston Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, the YouCaring Harvey Relief Fund, Houston Food Bank and Houston Diaper Bank.

It doesn't mean there will never be a time or place for such donations - check with relief agencies as time passes.

In an interview with Morning Edition host Ailsa Chang, Red Cross executive Brad Kieserman was asked about reports that the charity has unusually high administrative costs. "You've got to stay strong and hold onto faith".

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