Red Cross teams up with Victim Relief for Irma Help
Today Victim Relief teamed up with the American Red Cross www.redcross.org to address an emergency in North Texas. A number of evacuees escaping Hurricane Irma in Florida have not been able return home. As a result, these evacuees have made their way to the Dallas area.
Many of these evacuees needed financial assistance, so Victim Relief worked with the Red Cross to help. Victim Relief was able to quickly prepare $2500 in Visa gift cards for distribution to these victims so they could provide basic needs for their families. To maximize the gift, Victim Relief was able to negotiate with a local bank to waive all card fees to prepare and use the gift cards.
Victim Relief presents gift cards to Red Cross
On Friday afternoon, JD Harris of Victim Relief presented $2500 in Visa Gift cards to Jeanne Reinelt from the Red Cross. They manage the Dallas shelters for hurricane victims. These Visa cards will be given out to Hurricane Irma victims. These victims arrived in North Texas recently, and are desperate for assistance.
Mr Harris commented, “In the wake of North Texas Giving Day yesterday, Victim Relief Ministries would like to say a special thank you to its generous donors and supporters. Victim Relief donors make such assistance to crisis victims possible.”
Victim Relief has been regularly serving in North Texas shelters since the beginning of Hurricane Harvey. We have had a great relationship with the American Red Cross for many years.