How you can help as Red Cross sends aid to Texas

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The regional American Red Cross has boots on the ground in Texas with more than 40 local workers assisting in Tropical Storm Harvey.

Seventeen of them are from Nebraska with the rest being from Kansas, but we're expecting to deploy more relief workers, said Richard Dinsdale, a spokesperson for the Red Cross Kansas, Nebraska and Southwest Iowa region.

We’ll probably deploy nine of the 12 emergency vehicles we have, he said in a telephone interview Sunday.

Also in the storm’s path is the Urban Search and Rescue Nebraska Task Force.

In a Sunday news conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbot listed states helping with the response while providing resources, naming Nebraska in the lineup.

Dinsdale says there are a number of ways people can help.

  • To give monetary donations, visit RedCross.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) a donation of $10 or more.
  • Blood donations are needed for steady inventory in places where giving or receiving is hampered due to recovery efforts.
  • Volunteer as an aid worker. Training is about a day long with a quick turnaround for deployment.

Visit the Red Cross online for more information on how you can help.

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