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High School North Red Cross

About Hurricane Laura


Passionate volunteers from the New Jersey, High School North region call upon benevolent citizens to help support Red Cross' Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief movement.  Hurricane Laura started as a small weather system off the coast of Africa weeks ago and progressed into a fully developed hurricane as it made its way through the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, Hurricane Laura had become a Category 4 storm with winds up to 150 mph by August 27, claimed to be the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana since 1856. Aside from disastrous flooding, extreme wind damage, and widespread power outages in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, Hurricane Laura has claimed 77 lives. Fortunately, the American Red Cross got to work by deploying 240 trained disaster workers on the ground and virtually to support relief efforts. With the help of partners, the Red Cross has already served more than 1.9 million meals and snacks, and distributed some 231,300 relief items and cleaning supplies. This, however, is only the beginning. The American Red Cross plans to provide support to help survivors rebuild and get back on their feet. For this to occur, generous monetary funds are required. To learn more about Hurricane Laura and the American Red Cross, please visit this website.


Red Cross Dollar Handles and Significant Numbers $2-$100 

 

$2 provides 1 snack 

The snacks are provided by Red Cross workers and distributed at shelters or through mobile feeding in communities by Red Cross emergency response vehicles. 

 

$2.50 provides 1 comfort kit containing hygiene items 

Comfort kits, stored and ready for distribution nationwide, contain the basic personal supplies someone would need in the aftermath of a disaster. The kit contains deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial tissues, washcloth, shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, comb, razor, and shaving cream. 

 

$5 provides 1 blanket 

Blankets, stored and ready for distribution nationwide, are typically given to people in pairs for padding their cot in shelters and covering themselves while sleeping. 

 

$7.50 provides 1 comfort kit containing hygiene items and 1 blanket 

Comfort kits contain the basic personal supplies someone would need in the aftermath of a disaster. The kit contains deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial tissues, washcloth, shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, comb, razor, and shaving cream. Blankets are typically given to people in pairs for padding their cot in a shelter and covering themselves while sleeping. 

 

$10 provides 1 hot meal and additional snacks to a person 

These nourishing meals that include a main course, snacks, and a drink are provided by Red Cross workers and distributed at shelters or through mobile feeding in communities by Red Cross emergency response vehicles. 

 

$13.50 provides 1 comfort kit and 1 snack to 3 people 

The snacks are provided by Red Cross workers and distributed at shelters or through mobile feeding in communities by Red Cross emergency response vehicles. Comfort kits, stored and ready for distribution nationwide, contain the basic personal supplies needed by people in the aftermath of a disaster. The kit contains deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial tissues, washcloth, shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, comb, razor, and shaving cream. 

 

$15 provides 1 tarp 

Plastic tarps are multi-use items that can be provided to families affected by disaster to stand on when sifting through debris or to patch over damage to their home. This patch can act as a short-term solution for structural damage and provide immediate protection from the elements. 

 

$17.50 provides 1 of each: blanket, meal, snack, and a comfort kit 

Blankets, stored and ready for distribution nationwide, are typically given to people in pairs for padding their cot in shelters and covering themselves while sleeping. The meals and snacks are provided by Red Cross workers and distributed at shelters or through mobile feeding in communities by Red Cross emergency response vehicles. Comfort kits, stored and ready for distribution nationwide, contain the basic personal supplies someone would need in the aftermath of a disaster, such as deodorant, a toothbrush, and toothpaste. 

 

$20 provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner 

During times of disaster, these prepared meals are served by Red Cross workers at shelters or Red Cross emergency response vehicles driving through neighborhoods. Every effort is taken to provide culturally appropriate food based on a community's needs. 

 

$20 provides comfort supplies for 2 families of 4 

These supplies are stored and ready for distribution nationwide. Comfort kits contain deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial tissues, washcloth, shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, comb, razor, and shaving cream. 

 

$30 covers the cost of a cleanup kit and comfort supplies for a family of 4 

These supplies are stored and ready for distribution nationwide. Each cleanup kit includes a sectional handle with mop, broom, squeegee and push broom heads, pail, scrub brush, sponge, disinfectant, detergent/degreaser, bleach, trash bags, gloves, and a dust mask. Comfort kits contain deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial tissues, washcloth, shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, comb, razor, and shaving cream. 


$45 covers the cost to provide a parent with diapers, wipes, and formula for 1 infant 

The Red Cross shelter manager will take the necessary steps to make all residents comfortable in a shelter; this includes families with infants and children. 

 

$50 provides a full day of food and shelter for 1 person 

This service includes providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the costs to mobilize and distribute a cot, two blankets, and a comfort kit as well as the costs to support the Red Cross workers providing this service. 

 

$95 provides blankets, additional supplies, and food to support a family of 3 for one day 

This service includes providing a day’s worth of food, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus blankets and other essentials to a family in the aftermath of a disaster. 

 

$100 provides a crib for an infant in a shelter 

The Red Cross shelter manager will take the necessary steps to make all residents comfortable in a shelter; this includes families with infants and children. 

 

$100 covers the cost of Red Cross cleanup kits for 5 families 

These kits, stored and ready for distribution nationwide, contain items needed to begin recovery immediately after a disaster. Each kit comes with a sectional handle with a mop, broom, squeegee and push broom heads, pail, scrub brush, sponge, disinfectant, detergent/degreaser, bleach, trash bags, gloves, and a dust mask. 


About High School North Red Cross


The WWP High School North Red Cross/March of Dimes Club is a community service organization that works with the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey and the March of Dimes. We host blood drives, fundraisers, and support March of Dimes and Red Cross events. We also make generous donations to the local chapters through various fundraisers - most notably, our bi-annual Blood Drives. WWPHS North Red Cross/March of Dimes Club truly makes a difference in our community. To learn more about us, please visit our website.

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that is primarily led by volunteers in the effort to provide assistance for victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It renders services to the needy, comfort for the military, and provides emergency supplies. It also collects and distributes blood, delivers meals to the elderly, and teaches health and safety educational programs. Our local chapter, the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey, has 2,515 volunteers and 1,710 youth club members who serve the community at large. In addition, over 50,000 individuals are trained for CPR and other lifesaving skills. The American Red Cross is a beneficent organization that provides relief and assistance for everyone. To learn more about the Red Cross, please visit the official website.

Posted by Yash Abhyankar