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Sunday, September 3, 2017
American Red Cross & partners shelter over 42,000 in wake of Hurricane Harvey.
By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
According to a September 1, 2017 press release from the American Red Cross, the organization continues to work 24 hours a day to provide shelter and aid for the thousands of people directly affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Hundreds of Red Cross and community shelters are helping those who are escaping devastation created by the horrific storm that made landfall last week in Texas.
According to Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern, “I was in Texas this week and met many survivors of this catastrophic storm who have lost everything but are still resilient and grateful to be safe, and for the help they are receiving thanks to generous donations from the American people. I also saw the work or our incredible volunteers and partners working around the clock to deliver comfort, care and hope. We are providing emergency relief right now, and as these days turn into weeks, we’ll work with individuals and families to help them get back on their feet.”