Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hurricane Ike and Gustav: The Louisville Response

Here are some facts and figures from the Hurricane Ike Windstorm and Hurricane Gustav Shelter disaster relief operations. Your Louisville Area Chapter at work!

Since August 29th, the Louisville Area Chapter has:

  • Involved 1,157 volunteers

  • Provided shelter for 1,700 people for a total of 11,000 overnight shelter stays

  • Served 126,000 meals and snacks

  • Set up 3,000 cots and used 6,000 blankets

  • Distributed 5,000 comfort kits with basic toiletry items

Thanks to all of our partners, volunteers, and supporters. This is not just a Red Cross response but a community response.