American Red Cross Transitions From Initial Disaster Response Mode

By KBJR News 1

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 1:55 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---The American Red Cross is now in transition from initial disaster response mode to meeting the remaining emergency needs of those affected by the floods.

Red Cross case workers and mental health professionals and volunteers continue to meet with individuals to help with immediate personal needs.

At the height of the disaster response phase, the American Red Cross opened 4 shelters for more nearly 400 people in the Northland.

They served more than 2-thousand meals and more than 51,000 snacks.

Drinks, snacks and clean up kits are available to throughout the weekend.

Anyone in need of assistance is asked to call the Northland Chapter of the Red Cross.

Meanwhile the Salvation Army in Duluth continues to help flood victims as well.

To date they've provided flood related food and clothing vouchers to nearly 200 individuals.

Jennifer Walch
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