Ken Smeltzer, right, hugs neighbor Heather Lutz, center, outside Steiner Ranch, Texas on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating blaze near Austin that is still raging out of control, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Daily Texan, Danielle Villasana)
NBC 5, Kroger and the Red Cross are asking you to help the victims of the Texas wildfires.
Please stop by your local Kroger Food Store and place a financial donation of any size in one of coin boxes designated for American Red Cross Wild Fire Relief. The coin boxes are located at the cashier.
Disasters leave a tragic trail: destruction of homes, the pain of loss, and thousands facing the most difficult time of their lives. Help is needed immediately. This is the call that the American Red Cross answers.
Families hit by wildfires these past weeks are being met by hundreds of Red Cross volunteers deployed from around the country to lend a hand. In the last weeks, American Red Cross responders have worked around the clock to provide critical shelter, deliver meals and snacks, distribute needed clean up supplies and provide other emergency assistance.
Red Cross volunteers are also on the scene providing mental health support to children and their parents dealing with the impact of these disasters.
Will you stand with these families and communities coping with disaster, and with others at risk, by becoming part of our disaster response effort? Join NBC 5 and make a Disaster Relief donation – a gift of any size – today! Please stop by your local Kroger Food Store and drop a donation into one of the coin boxes located at the cashier. Together we’ll see to it that families are not alone in the dark hours after a disaster, and that they receive the vital relief they need–shelter, food, emotional support and other emergency assistance.
For more information on your local chapter of the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org and enter your zip code.
Thank you for your support, and for being a part of the NBC 5/Kroger Food Store Disaster Relief effort for the American Red Cross!