SEPA Red Cross Responds to Tropical Storm Isaias

Charity Name
AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

CFC Zone

Charity Type

CFC Number
33782
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SEPA Red Cross Responds to Tropical Storm Isaias – 2020

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[flooded street in residential neighborhood]
[somber music]
Text on Screen: Delaware County, PA
Text on Screen: On August 4, 2020, Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread flooding in Southeastern Pennsylvania

[woman 1 sitting at table wearing COVID face mask]
Woman 1: Everyone’s been dealing with a lot of things in their everyday life and adding a natural disaster like a flood with six plus feet of water suddenly in your home, you can’t go home at night.

[woman 2 sitting in chair, in lobby area wearing COVID face mask]
Woman 2: My home, looking at the water line, it was close to six feet.

[music continues]
[group of people in lobby area, one man holding a small child, all wearing COVID masks]
[indistinct talking]
Text on Screen: The Red Cross provided 3,012 overnight hotel shelter stays for about 350 local residents

[person receiving food from a Salvation Army food truck]
Text on Screen: Served 3,503 meals and snacks together with our partners

[2 Red Cross volunteers moving tubs from a cart to a stack against a wall, wearing COVID face mask]
[sounds of people stackings tubs]
Text on Screen: Distributed 2,089 relief supplies, including kits to help people disinfect flooded homes

[woman 2 and Red Cross volunteer going over paperwork at a table in hotel lobby, both wearing COVID face masks]
Woman 2: The Red Cross came along, and they were our saving grace. They offered us lodging, and food, and comfort of a conversation.

[woman 2 sitting in chair, in lobby area wearing COVID face mask]
Woman 2: Thank you from my heart.

[2 Red Cross volunteers talking with person in hotel lobby wearing COVID face masks]
[music continues]
Text on Screen: In total, 665 people in Southeastern PA received Red Cross recovery support after Tropical Storm Isaias