For 10 days, an apology has appeared on the Red Cross website after it crashed on September 11. It’s no secret that groups like the American Red Cross rely on volunteers, a quick search online will show you more than 90-percent of their workforce come from volunteers.
“We understand this has been frustrating and we apologize for the problems these issues have caused”, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
Red Cross volunteer Judy Kimmons drove from her home in Medford across the country in an emergency response vehicle to help people affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida.
The organization launched a new website Thursday morning and reopened registrations.
“I’m very disappointed in the Red Cross”, said Handy. She said they’ve been focusing on getting food to people without electricity and they’re bracing for other powerful storms on the horizon. “And if you say you’re going to do a, b, c or d you better do a, b, c or d or you better get out front very quickly and tell people why you can’t do a, b, c or d”, he said. Last week, the Red Cross indicated it will launch the new site today that should handle the applications without incident.
Registration will remain open through October 10.
Thanks to our generous donors, the Red Cross will provide $400 to qualified Texas households in 39* counties that were severely impacted by Harvey and need help taking care of emergency needs right now.