Local Red Cross calls for more help for Haiti

A news release from the local chapter of the Red Cross:

Help Disaster Victims

Mitchell – People affected by disasters like the earthquake in Haiti need your help. Your donation to the American Red Cross provides immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance, and other support to help people in need.

  • $5 provides a water container to store clean drinking water
  • $10 provides a blanket that is appropriate to the climate and culture of the disaster-affected area
  • $25 provides a family of 5 with a kitchen set giving them the ability to cook and serve food (a disaster can destroy even the most basic family possessions and restoring family’s self-sufficiency is essential). This includes two cooking pots, a frying pan, bowls, plates, cups, and utensils.
  • $30 provides essential hygiene materials to 5 people for one month (ensuring adequate hygiene after a disaster is essential in promoting the health of those affected). This includes items like a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, body soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, sanitary pads, a razor and a towel.
  • $60 provides tarps, rope, wood and tools for a family of five to build a temporary shelter. (2 tarps, rope, hoe, machete, tin snips, handsaw, roofing nails, shovel, long nails, tie wire, claw hammer)
  • $100 provides a cooking set, hygiene pack, blankets, and water containers for one family of five following a disaster.
  • $500 provides a family tent for a family of 5

Your help is urgently needed. Call 1-800-Red Cross or visit www.redcross.org or send your contribution to your local Dakota Plains Chapter of the American Red Cross office at PO Box 535, Mitchell SD 57301.

2 thoughts on “Local Red Cross calls for more help for Haiti

  1. it is hard to imagine a time without electronic communication devices that our troops enjoy today, but back in WWII- my mother’s brother was a prisoner of war- they had no idea if he was alive and thru the efforts of the red cross they were given word of his being a pow- my mother always sent what she could in gratitude to the red cross.

  2. how much of my donation would come off the top for administrative costs? Red Cross President Marsha Evans receives $450,000 (the article was written in 2002 . Get on google and check it out

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