HONOLULU, HAWAII- American Red Cross volunteers are responding to a Boulder Incident that happened this past weekend that caused significant structural damage to a home in Aiea.  Red Cross volunteers are meeting with the family to ensure their immediate emergency needs are met.  Caseworkers will continue to follow up with the family to ensure their immediate needs are met, and to provide referrals to assist with their disaster recovery.

The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation.  Information on developing a family plan is available to the public at www.redcross.org, or a brochure can be requested by calling 734-2101.

The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world.

To send a contribution, mail your check to:

American Red Cross
Hawaii State Chapter
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI  96816
Make a secure online donation at www.hawaiiredcross.org or call:  (808) 739-8109

Submitted by Maria Lutz of the American Red Cross

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