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Katrina One Year Later
A Year of Healing
   

Nationwide Red Cross Response

Hurricane Response

Shelters Opened

Overnight Stays

Meals &  Snacks

Served

Mental Health Contacts

Health Services Contacts

Workers

Hurricane Katrina

787

3,688,693

55,602,609

710,652

539,851

198,913

Hurricane Rita

281

82,374

6,025,582

73,243

30,959

32,912

Hurricane Wilma

133

67,348

5,732,150

40,886

24,300

8,878

All other hurricanes

271

30,106

653,697

1,811

1,708

4,277

TOTAL

1,472

3,868,521

68,014,038

826,592

596,818

244,980

The Red Cross provided nearly $1.4 billion in emergency financial assistance to more than 1.4 million families—more than 4 million people—during the 2005 Hurricane Season.

 

 

American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula Response

 

  • Provided emergency financial assistance and referrals to community partners, to 536 people whose pre-disaster address was listed as being in the disaster-affected areas.
     

  • Deployed more than 325 disaster volunteers to assist in the Gulf States and Florida
     

  • Trained more than 300 new disaster volunteers, ready to help wherever needed – locally, regionally or nationally
     

  • Established, trained more than 150 volunteers and operated a Red Cross Response Call Center, which took more than 18,000 calls from disaster clients in the affected area

 

More than $11,000,000 was donated directly to the Red Cross National Disaster Fund,  for hurricane relief for those affected by this disaster, by residents in the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula jurisdiction of the state of Delaware and Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties in Maryland.

 

All numbers are approximate and based on the best information available as of June 30, 2006.

 

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.

 

 

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