Yesterday’s rain provides help for firefighters battling the Grimes County wildfire and hope for anxious residents. The Red Cross continues to feed and shelter evacuees at the Navasota High School and provide drinks and snacks for exhausted firefighters.
The outpouring of support from the Navasota community for these displaced residents has been instrumental in Red Cross relief efforts. Volunteers from the Navasota area are helping operate the shelter, local restaurants are providing food, and businesses have generously donated bulk items such as water.
In addition to shelter and food, the Red Cross also is helping replace lost prescriptions, as it did for shelter residents Marilyn and Ben Pleadger (pictured), who were forced to evacuate their Plantersville subdivision.
Dozens of families have suffered the loss or damage of their homes from the wildfire. The next step for the Red Cross is to assess the damage to know what additional help is needed for each family.
The Red Cross helps our communities be prepared for emergencies like this by stockpiling shelter supplies, recruiting facilities for our Shelter Program and training local volunteers in advance. As the Navasota community proves, the Red Cross is neighbors helping neighbors.
To support the Red Cross’ ongoing assistance to fire victims, please donate to the Fire Hurts … Red Cross Helps Campaign at houstonredcross.org (From PR Release)