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American Red Cross
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A shelter housing victims of last week's tornado, which destroyed or caused major damage to more than 250 homes in Bartow and Gordon counties, has transitioned to a place where families with emergency needs can see a Red Cross caseworker and get supplies.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Residents who cannot live in their homes are urged to call to set up an appointment to meet with a caseworker or to simply drop by the Adairsville shelter.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Priorities are feeding and sheltering of families impacted by the tornado in Adairsville and the bulk distribution of emergency supplies.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Local volunteers are providing shelter; manning mobile feeding units; supplies; and providing health and emotional support.
Metro Atlanta’s Red Cross and Georgia chapters statewide continue to respond to yesterday's severe weather, including tornadoes that caused extensive damage in Bartow and Gordon counties in northwest Georgia, and isolated storm damage and flooding from northern to southern boundaries of the state. Working closely with local emergency partners, the Northwest Georgia Chapter opened two Red Cross shelters Wednesday for people displaced from their homes in hard-hit Bartow and Gordon counties at: Manning Mill Youth Facility 163-B Manning Mill Rd Adairsville, GA Belmont Baptist Church 126 West Belmont Dr. Calhoun, GA 30701 The shelters remain open today to provide a safe refuge with cots, blankets, food, personal hygiene items, health services …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The American Red Cross' Northwest Georgia chapter offers safety tips for your home and vehicle as the temperature drops.
As winter weather approaches parts of north Georgia, the American Red Cross is encouraging families and individuals to take steps now to prepare for hazardous conditions such as icing on roads and freezing temperatures. "Winter storms can be deceptive," Executive Director of Northwest Georgia Red Cross Jeffrey Putnam said in a release. The majority of winter-related deaths are caused by events related to the heavy snow fall, high winds and freezing rain that often accompany them. "People can become trapped at home without utilities or other services. Motorists can become stranded in their vehicles. Walking and driving can become dangerous. But people can stay safe if they listen to their local authorities and take action to get prepared …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The money will be used for disaster relief in Bartow County as part of the American Red Cross' Heroes Campaign.
Bartow County Fire Department firefighters recently donated $7,003 to disaster relief efforts in Bartow County as part of the American Red Cross' Heroes Campaign. The funds were collected in the department's annual boot drive and are the first donation to the Heroes Campaign, which is set to kick off April 1. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. Tell us what you think in …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Weyland Billingsley and Charlie Pitchford, both American Red Cross disaster volunteers, deployed over the weekend to Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Princeton, N.J., respectively.
Two Cartersville residents are among the more than 1,300 disaster workers deployed to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Weyland Billingsley and Charlie Pitchford, both American Red Cross disaster volunteers, deployed over the weekend to Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Princeton, N.J., respectively. Billingsley will serve as government liaison in the wake of the Category 1 hurricane that Monday night made landfall in Atlantic City, N.J. The first hurricane in recorded history to strike the Jersey Shore—a massive storm packing winds up to 97 mph—has shut down the state's infrastructure, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands, and left an untold number of people stranded by flooding. Thousands along Connecticut's shoreline may be trapped by …