The American Red Cross organization is a huge organization with over 650 chapters across the United States. As of 2014, they have collected about $2,974,133,836 in order to help those in dyer need. The recent flooding in Texas has been a cause for concern and a call for help has been issued. The Red Cross is great at rallying people behind a cause, even if it does not directly affect you.
A seventh American Red Cross volunteer from New York deployed Thursday in order to help those in need in Texas. Steve Hatfield of Whitehall from the Northeastern New York Chapter has courageously stepped up and volunteered his service to those in Texas. These volunteers are helping out in anyway they can, from external relations, to staff planning, to sheltering and client services. It’s always great when people from all over the country band together to help out one common cause. A woman from the Mohawk Valley Chapter is volunteering in Oklahoma as the Red Cross responds to the severe weather in that area. To donate to Red Cross Disaster Relief, go to www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.