Help people affected by floods in Missouri
Severe storms and heavy rains led to record flooding in southern Missouri over the last week, causing six deaths and wreaking havoc across 70 counties – from small towns like West Plains to the St. Louis suburbs. The Meramec River reached all-time highs, threatening hundreds of homes, while the swollen Missouri and Mississippi Rivers crested over the weekend in and around St. Louis. As floodwaters have finally begun to recede, the American Red Cross remains on the ground, providing vital relief for flood-ravaged communities.
Since the flooding began, over 480 Red Cross disaster workers have worked tirelessly to help affected individuals and families in Missouri. They have distributed more than 32,400 relief items like comfort kits and cleanup supplies, helped served nearly 10,200 meals and snacks, and opened or supported shelters that have provided over 900 overnight stays for residents forced from their homes by the raging waters.
In addition, Red Cross volunteers are replacing prescription medications lost during the floods, as well as providing emotional support for survivors facing tremendous losses.
Help people affected by floods in Missouri by raising money for the Red Cross or making a donation today.