Our partner, Children’s Disaster Services is still on stand-by with the Red Cross for potential deployment. Thank you to the CDS team that was ready and prepared to deploy already! They have not been sent out yet at this point. As of right now, the needs are continually being assessed along with the changing status of shelters and disaster assistance centers. Some areas are facing extreme flooding which has created extra challenges for responding. It can sometimes be an hour-by-hour assessment to determine the best location and timing for deployment. We are especially grateful for those of you in Florida and surrounding areas who were able to make it to our training in Tampa last month and are working hard to complete your certification paperwork! Many of you have sent in your availability, even if just to drive to a disaster site for a short weekend, which is great info to have as CDS keeps tabs on the ever-changing situation and need. Contact us if you have any questions!
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