Red Cross Workers Bring Comfort Following Halloween Floods
American Red Cross disaster responders from across the Eastern New York region continue to provide relief and comfort to local residents after a Halloween storm that brought historic flooding.
Red Cross emergency response vehicles have been driving through impacted neighborhoods all week, delivering food, water and clean-up supplies.
Trained health and mental health workers are also meeting one-on-one with people to offer individual care and emotional support.
"It's heart-wrenching to see the destruction this storm has caused, especially in communities that have been hit hard by floods before," said Mallory Brown, executive director of the American Red Cross, Mohawk Valley Chapter. "Red Cross staff and volunteers have been working around the clock since Halloween night to deliver care and comfort to those in need, and we will be here in the days and weeks to come to continue to help people on the long road to recovery."
Since October 31, more than 80 trained Red Cross disaster workers have served more than 3,000 meals and distributed nearly 250 relief items, including clean-up kits containing items like bleach, mops and gloves.