Red Cross Workers Meeting the Emergency Needs of Coastal Georgia Families

| October 17, 2016


SAVANNAH – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s devastating sweep across four states – including Georgia – the American Red Cross is conducting its largest hurricane relief operation since Superstorm Sandy. 

At the peak of evacuations last week, Georgia’s Red Cross and our local community partners provided safe sanctuary, meals and comfort for more than 6,000 people in 34 shelters statewide.

Now, as most evacuees have returned to their homes in hard-hit coastal Georgia, Red Cross disaster workers are taking food, water and relief supplies into accessible areas where people are focusing on clean-up and repair.

A shelter remains open in Savannah for residents displaced by the hurricane at Compassion Church. In addition, 18 Red Cross assessment teams canvassed impacted areas today to document damage and identify needs.

For more information about Red Cross services in coastal Georgia, call 1-800-768-8048 or visit:

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