The American Red Cross will provide snacks and beverages, cleaning supplies, and physical and mental health services from 3 to 7 p.m. today (Monday, July 8) to residents in the city of Oneida in Madison County who have been affected by the recent flooding.
Three vehicles will work as a team to slowly canvas a 20-block area in Oneida. The vehicles will use a public address system to notify residents of their arrival. To distribute the beverages and snacks, the Red Cross is teaming with Karing Kitchen, a non-profit organization operated through the Oneida Area Council of Churches.
Red Cross volunteers will be available on all three vehicles to speak with residents about their feeding, clean-up and support needs, and the Red Cross will plan accordingly to meet those needs.
Also on Monday, the Red Cross will continue mobile feeding in the villages of Whitesboro in Oneida County and Ilion in Herkimer County. Through Sunday, the American Red Cross had provided 7,511 meals, 14,889 snacks, 2,215 clean-up kits and 566 comfort kits to residents in Madison, Oneida, Herkimer and Montgomery counties whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the floods.
How To Help
As a non-profit organization, the American Red Cross relies on the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of donors to continue its lifesaving work. To make a donation to the local Red Cross to help the flood victims, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, call your local chapter, or send a check to your local chapter.
For media inquiries from 5 p.m. Monday, July 8, through Sunday, July 14, please contact either Nikki Otto at 571-271-6817 or Tina Hardy at 571-439-1876.