The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to remind everyone who is a survivor of the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that struck Missouri between April 19 and June 6, 2011 that they must register with FEMA by July 29, 2011 to be considered for benefits.
Debi Meeds, Executive Director for the Chapter, said, “We are urging people to meet the deadline since failure to file for assistance could affect ling-term recovery assistance.”
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
Swimming is the most popular summer activity. Staying safe around water is more than staying near the lifeguard at the pool. Every year many children drown in residential swimming pools, bath tubs, buckets of water and other containers of water. Anywhere there is water there is risk for drowning. Do not leave a young child unattended near any source of water, not even for a moment. For more information go to www.redcross.org