Friday, September 25, 2009

Your Local Red Cross Chapter Is Moving!

The Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is moving! After October 7, the new address will be 555 East 300 South in Salt Lake City. All emergency services will continue 24/7 throughout the move including Disaster Relief efforts, Disaster Communications and Services to the Armed Forces. The phone numbers and web address will remain the same: You can still reach your Red Cross at 801-323-7000 and As you may know, your local Red Cross helps provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

On average, Red Cross chapters in Utah respond to more than 2 incidents every week; 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, emotional support and other life necessities. Volunteers also give comfort kits to victims of fire, flood, evacuations or other disasters. The kits include helpful items like toothbrushes, hygiene items and a toy for children.

Help people affected by disasters, like the 114 emergencies that occurred in Utah last year, 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. Learn more

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