The American Red Cross Opens Shelter After Landslide
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Saturday, July 11, 2009) — The American Red Cross in Logan is helping more than 20 people this weekend after a landslide near 900 East Canyon road forced them from their homes in Logan, Utah. The Red Cross is hosting a shelter at a church near 600 E. Center Street where evacuated families can spend the night. Red Cross Spokesperson Susan Thomas said, "The Red Cross provided cots, blankets, toys and fed the families pizza for dinner and will have breakfast for them in the morning. We are also helping several families with babies who need clothing, diapers and formula as well."
Red Cross Chapters in Utah respond to up to 200 incidents each year, some of them render multiple families homeless. Nationwide, the American Red Cross’s local chapters help victims of major and minor disasters by offering immediate comfort, which may include food, a warm place to stay, clothing and other life necessities. Volunteers give comfort kits to victims of fire, flood or other disasters. The kits include helpful items like toothbrushes, toothpaste and a toy for children.
Help people affected by disasters by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, or your local Chapter. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.
Contact office for the American Red Cross in Logan, Utah