Gina Covelli, Director of Community Impact speaks with Tom Nimsgern, Disaster Program Specialist from the American Red Cross of Northeastern Wisconsin at a local blood drive.
United Way currently invests in the following program for American Red Cross of Northeastern Wisconsin:
- Disaster Services
The Disaster Services program has three areas they focus on - preparedness, response and recovery.
Preparedness: To educate people about how to prevent home fires and other disasters, the Red Cross educates families and youth on fire safety through the Pillowcase Project and in-home smoke alarm visits.
Response: The Red Cross meets one-on-one with disaster survivors and provides financial assistance, shelter, food, health services and mental health services at no cost to the recipients.
Recovery: Within 21 days, families and individuals have access to recovery resources such as mental health services, providing referrals to help meet longer-term needs, advocating on behalf of clients to overcome obstacles to self-sufficiency and issuing additional financial assistance.
Following a disaster, trained Red Cross caseworkers work diligently to address the needs and help victims towards long term recovery. Volunteers carry out 90% of this humanitarian work. None of this would be possible without the support of community members volunteering their time to be with neighbors in a time of need. If you are interested in volunteering with the Red Cross call: 1 800 RED CROSS ( 1-800-733-2767).
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Thank You, Tom and the Red Cross team for all the work you do for our community!
American Red Cross of Northeastern Wisconsin
Mission: To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
2131 Deckner Ave. Green Bay, WI 54308
To learn more, visit the local Red Cross website: www.redcross.org/local/wisconsin/about-us/locations/northeast-chapter.html
Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 920-458-3425 for more information on how your donation makes a difference in Sheboygan County!