Medical Reading

Media Advisory: American Red Cross Shares Hurricane Gustav Sheltering Footage

June 06, 2017

The American Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Gustav by sheltering, feeding and providing emotional support to thousands of Gulf Coast residents. On our first major sheltering night, the Red Cross provided shelter to nearly 45,000 people in 344 shelters spread out over 8 states. Red Cross offers the following resources for media usage:

1. Downloadable video files of Red Cross shelter in Jackson, Mississippi
2. Online Newsroom including audio clips and photos
3. Downloadable public service announcements

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Hurricanes of 2008, 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 victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting redcross.

American Red Cross