In the Wake of Charley, How to Help

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Saturday, August 14, 2004 — In the largest storm response effort since Hurricane Andrew, the Red Cross is coordinating a massive response effort focusing initially on providing safety and shelter for the now homeless, as well as food and dry clothing to tens of thousands of people. At the moment, hundreds of trained disaster volunteers are converging on the affected areas, where already some 80 Emergency Response Vehicles are moving though damaged neighborhoods offering food and drink The Red Cross will also be providing clean-up kits and other relief supplies.

You can help the victims of Hurricane Charley and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

Visit the American Red Cross website.

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