Gov. Malloy praises Red Cross volunteers

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"Our donors should be proud of how their donations are being used to help save lives and support people during some of their darkest days imaginable".

Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

The Red Cross disagreed with the Senate report, saying it accounted for every penny spent in Haiti and pointing out that investigators found no fraud or abuse in its natural disaster relief efforts.

The organization said that on Saturday night alone at least 32,399 people sought refuge in 226 Red Cross and partner shelters across Texas, where there are more than 2,700 disaster workers on the ground and more than 660 on the way. Our response to Katrina included waves of volunteers who were trained who stayed for months on end or weeks and were relieved by other teams. They are exhausted. They're working hard and they are thankful to be making a difference.

"Most of us were affected by Atlas".

"I could be going down there to take care of a shelter or anything else because there we switch at a moment's notice because we go where the need is", Yusko said.

Other than responding to natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey, Red Cross offers emergency hotel stays, food and clothing for those who are displaced as a result of natural or manmade disasters such as floods, house fires, hazardous material spills and vehicle accidents.

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"The two planes, their air crews and support personnel will stand down", said Col. Ed Black, the commander of the 139th Airlift Wing.

Her training as a counselor also helps her deal with her own stressful experiences in areas stricken with disasters. "The food and accommodations aren't great, but you're making a difference to people who have lost everything, and that's what's important". "The mega-shelter we opened the other day was set up to serve 5,000 people and there were over 8,500 in that shelter because there was nowhere else to go". Currently, we are working on sheltering and feeding.

Originally planning to go to Houston on Friday, Della ended up in La Grange, Texas, a small town with a population of about 4,700 between Austin and Houston.

As of late Thursday afternoon, seven Wal-Mart stores, one Sam's Club and one distribution center remained closed.

Now the Capital Area Chapter is returning the favor, helping those in need. Otherwise we wouldn't have been able to work at all, or else we would have had to just sleep here at work.

Jaggers said the American Red Cross will be offering a training boot camp from noon to 4 p.m. September 8 for anyone who wants to volunteer locally or nationally.

"In the midst of the worst storm this region has ever seen, it is wonderful to see corporate partners such as Walmart step up and help Houstonians", said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

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