This month’s Terre Haute Savings Bank and WTHI-TV’s Community Spotlight features the American Red Cross.
Thousands are left cleaning up the disaster left behind from hurricane Harvey and Irma.
Tonya Sawyer is the Chair for the West Central Indiana Chapter for the American Red Cross. She said, "For us to come together as a country to support one another in this time of need is absolutely crucial." Although the Wabash Valley is far away from those locations hit hard by the hurricanes, Sawyer says, we can do a lot to help.
The American Red Cross along with more than 100 Hoosier volunteers, are handing out clothes and kits to people who've lost everything. "Whether it's a toothbrush, small blanket., definitely a cot for them to sleep at night,” said Sawyer.
More than 70,000 people were displaced in Texas and 225,000 people displaced in Florida. A high number, but that hasn’t stopped the American Red Cross. They’re also providing food to everyone in need.
"We've been working with all local food banks to take that food, down to both areas,” said Sawyer.
The highest need right now? Financial support.
You can go online at RedCross.org or you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS and make a donation.
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