The additional $3 million will be provided to several different organizations that support Target team members and the community. "And we can get you into training, so that you may be able to go down there in the weeks or months ahead". On behalf of the mellogang and myself I will be donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
"He has actually had to evacuate before and he knows what it is like to have to do that", said Laurie Jaggers, American Red Cross disaster program specialist for South Central Kentucky.
The organization said it is also assisting the Louisiana state government with an emergency shelter which hosted almost 1,700 people Saturday night.
Among the $10 million designated for other organizations, $2 million will support the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
"We are so grateful for the outpouring of support for the Red Cross mission as we continue to help people affected by this deadly storm", McGovern continued.
Tilley, who works as education specialist for IBM, is not certain where in Texas he will be deployed once arriving in Baton Rouge.
After Hurricane Harvey made landfall, Target closed more than 30 stores. They will either go to a home that needs assistance or rescue or to a hospital or nursing home that needs to be evacuated and they will transport patients.
The Red Cross takes care of expenses related to travel, food and lodging while deployed.
The company said late Wednesday it had shipped more than 1,060 truckloads to the impacted areas, including 930 truckloads of water.
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Lynn, a lot of people want to help, but being that we are in the Midwest, we're pretty far away from Texas.
"They are more upbeat then I would be", Gray said of flood victims.
Committing support to the George R. Brown Convention Center sheltering operation in Houston through truckloads of food and water and small comforts like board games, TVs, clothing and every day essentials. In 2005, she responded with a school group to Hurricane Katrina.
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"This is going to be a long event", Miller said. "But in this kind of a case it's ideal. You need to know what you're going in to before you get into it", said Hughes.
Officials say they are in dire need of more volunteers and are calling on anyone who has volunteered with the Red Cross in the past or has experience as a mental health professional to step up and help the victims of this catastrophic natural disaster.
The Capital Area Chapter of the Red Cross, now answering the call.
Right now, Tetting says 57 Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region volunteers have been deployed to Texas.
New volunteers from across the Charlotte area are in the Disaster Deployment Boot Camp, preparing to head to Texas.