Phone lines will be open between 4:30-8 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. at (808) 591-6336. Look for on-air coverage during Wake Up 2Day and updates during KHON2 News at 5 and 6 p.m.
Besides distributing over 18,000 relief items like tarps, batteries, water, ice, coolers, and bleach, and serving over 4,000 meals and snacks, Red Cross volunteer nurses and mental health workers have helped 900 residents with health assessments and crisis counseling. Since August 7th, there have been 2,508 overnight stays at 32 Red Cross shelters statewide.
In the midst of Iselle and Julio, the local Red Cross volunteers also responded to 8 residential fires within a span of 9 days. The Red Cross is the only non-profit that is on call 24/7, 365 days/year to respond to disasters big and small.
The Hawaii Red Cross is continuing to distribute relief supplies to targeted areas on the Big Island and Red Cross caseworkers are continuing to follow up with anyone affected by the storms to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with the recovery process.
The Red Cross has over 200 workers assisting in response to this disaster and about 94% are volunteers.
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