Red Cross Shelter and Cleanup

Red Cross Shelter and Cleanup


Sioux City, IA (KICD) — The Red Cross continues their efforts in northwest Iowa for flood victims.

The American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa is still on the scene in Rock Valley and Rock Rapids. Kara Kelly is with the American Red Cross. She tells KICD News about the shelter they’re providing…

Red Cross shelters at in Rock Valley and West Middle School in Sioux City are now closed.

The Red Cross in northwest Iowa has housed more than 200 people over the past week in shelters in Rock Rapids, Rock Valley and Cherokee.

So far, disaster workers have served more than 20,000 meals and snacks. Kelly said that on Thursday, volunteers began giving out cleanup items…

On Friday, volunteers in Red Cross emergency response vehicles packed with cleanup items, water and snacks and visited Rock Valley, Akron and Hawarden. Volunteers are also handing out important safety information about what to expect when cleaning up and what to do in the event that flood waters should rise again.

Red Cross disaster workers are assessing damage to homes and will meet one-on-one with those affected by flooding to see what the Red Cross and other local agencies can do to help families recover.

If you or someone you know in northwest Iowa still needs assistance, please call the Siouxland Chapter of the American Red Cross (712) 252-4081 or toll free: (800) 340-4081.

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