Red Cross: Training for Texas aid full, but local volunteers still needed

IRS issues hurricane scam warning

Many Americans want to help the people suffering from Hurricane Harvey and its unprecedented floods.

According to reports, the U.S. government did not request help from Mexico.

Houston police confirmed that a 60-year-old officer drowned in his patrol auto after he became trapped in high water while driving to work. The Red Cross is mobilizing its disaster partners to support feeding, child care, disaster assessment and other disaster services. Boeing employs close to 4,000 people in Texas and supports an estimated 39,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state. Water rescues are still occurring and numerous hospitals and nursing facilities are evacuating patients and residents. "Emails requesting donations from duplicitous charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters", the agency says. Schools and airports are closed and hundreds of thousands of people are still without power.

So far, more than 35,000 people have sought refuge at Red Cross and partner shelters following "catastrophic" flooding in Texas. Some groups offer shelter, while others provide food and water or medical assistance. "We look forward to working with customers to bolster relief efforts for this unprecedented and catastrophic event". The company's global portfolio includes producing assets in the Harvey-affected Eagle Ford Shale and GOM.

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It is cooperating with the US -led coalition that has been conducting an airstrike campaign against the group since mid-2014. The militants agreed to a cease-fire over the weekend once they had been squeezed into a small area along the frontier.

In addition, tractor trailer loads of ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are on the ground in Texas. According to Forbes, after Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross asked the FBI to investigate at least 15 fake websites looking for donations. "Additionally, we are committed to supporting the long-term recovery and rebuilding of the Texas Gulf Coast".

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) pledged $1 million that will go to the non-profits including the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing and Team Rubicon.

Red Cross Southern Maryland chapter has about 400 volunteers in St. Mary's, Calvert, Charles and Anne Arundel counties, according to Marshall.

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