Tuesday, March 6, 2012

American Red Cross Receives Community Support for Relief Efforts

LOUISVILLE, KY, MAR. 6, 2012 – As the American Red Cross continues to provide relief to residents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana devastated by last week’s tornados, the community is showing overwhelming support.  Individuals, businesses and foundations are donating to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to ensure that the immediate, emergency needs of everyone affected are met. 

The Humana Foundation has donated $150,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief and will do a dollar for dollar match with Humana employees who wish to donate.  Humana and other generous donors acknowledge the scale of this disaster and wish to support immediate and ongoing disaster relief services.

The Paul Ogle Foundation, based in Clark County, Ind., and The UPS Foundation have each donated $100,000 for American Red Cross Disaster Relief.  UPS is also providing logistics expertise, transportation and warehousing to local Red Cross chapters.

WAVE3 and WHAS are hosting telethons, and other media outlets are sharing with the community how they can make a financial donation to help those recovering from these storms.

To support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, monetary donations can be made by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.  Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Contributions enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

As the American Red Cross continues to provide mobile feeding in the affected areas, the following Red Cross shelters will remain open to meet the immediate, emergency needs of those displaced.

Indiana:          American Legion, 209 S Main Street, Salem, IN 47167

                        Charlestown High School, 1 Pirate Place, Charlestown, IN 47111
                        Chelsea Church of God, 6231 S State Road 62, Lexington, IN 47138

                        Country Lake Retreat, 815 Country Lake Road, Underwood, IN 47177

Kentucky:      Assembly Faith Church, 5578 Hwy 519, West Liberty, KY 41472

The following shelter locations are closed at this time: Morgan Community Center, Bedford, KY, Morgan Central Elementary School, West Liberty, KY and Laurel County Fire Department, London, KY.