More than 30 Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles are assembled in Hattiesburg, Miss., prepared to move water and food to Gulf Coast residents in the path of Hurricane Gustav.
Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles in Hattiesburg, Miss.
With crews from across the United States--including one that drove 1,500 miles in 17 hours from Niagara Falls, NY, --the gathering of ERVs underscores the Red Cross's preparedness in advance of Gustav's landfall.
Hattiesburg is located within 90 minutes of New Orleans and other coastal cities that may be affected by Gustav, including Gulfport, Biloxi and Pascagoula, Miss., and Mobile, Ala.
The ERVs are also prepared to serve inland communities that may be called on to shelter Gustav evacuees.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at www.redcrosschat.org.
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