Associated Press Published

Red Cross, Tzu Chi Foundation to Present Debit Cards to Flood Victims


As of July 13th, the American Red Cross says it has provided more than 2,300 overnight stays, delivered over 194,000 meals and snacks and distributed more than 132,000 bulk items—such as bleach, water and clean-up kits.

The Red Cross says this weekend members of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation—a world-wide volunteer-based humanitarian organization—will be distributing debit cards to those pre-approved families which suffered damages from flooding. Applicants must bring a photo ID and proof of residence. All assistance is in addition to that offered by FEMA and/or the Red Cross.

The Tzu Chi Foundation will be available only at these times and locations: 

  • Saturday, July 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Elkview Baptist Church
  • Sunday, July 17th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.      Rainelle Elementary School

The American Red Cross has brought in over 850 workers from across the country.