Kevin Titus, business director for the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Cincinnati Children’s, has headed to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to help nearly 900 American Red Cross volunteers working to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Isaac.
He is working as the public affairs manager for the entire disaster operation in Mississippi.
“My primary role is to ensure that all those affected by the disaster have the information necessary to access the necessary resources to recover from this disaster. We are still assessing damage,” Kevin says.
As of late Friday, nearly 1,000 people were in as many as 25 Red Cross shelters throughout the state. The Red Cross expects to be in the region for several weeks to provide food, shelter, relief supplies and comfort for people dealing with the aftermath of Isaac.
So far, 45 emergency response vehicles and 12 box trucks are delivering bulk supplies including clean-up kits, ice chests, flashlights, batteries, rakes, tarps, trash bags, work gloves, shovels and dust masks. Meanwhile 18 Red Cross emergency response vehicles are serving meals across the Gulf Coast.
Over the next several days, Kevin plans to send more updates about the relief efforts.
Meanwhile, the Red Cross needs your help with this massive relief effort. You can click or text to donate by visiting www.mississippi-redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.