Red Cross volunteers from across the United States mobilize in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY – The Red Cross of Western New York says volunteers are mobilizing from across the country to help in Buffalo following a tragic shooting in Tops on Jefferson Avenue that left 10 dead and three injured .

Their mission is to help the families of the victims and the whole community, in partnership with other organizations to distribute groceries.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the residents of the City of Buffalo and all those affected by the tragic shooting on Saturday,” said Meg Rossman, American Red Cross spokesperson for the Buffalo area. western New York. “It is the mission of the Red Cross to bring help and hope to those in need in their darkest hours. At the request of law enforcement, volunteers from the American Red Cross of Western New York and dozens of others across the country have stepped up to support victims and their families, emergency responders and the community at large.”

The Red Cross also offers spiritual and mental health care and other health services at the Jonnie B. Wiley Pavilion on Jefferson Avenue.

“These ongoing efforts include working with partner agencies to assist with the distribution of groceries to the community, the provision of Individual Disaster Care (IDC) including spiritual care, mental health care, emotional support and other health services at the Wiley Pavilion, attending vigils to provide water, snacks and disaster support, staffing community resource centers and connecting with members of the local faith community to support community initiatives,” Rossman said.

The Red Cross says it will continue its response efforts until its services are no longer needed.

“The Red Cross will continue to be part of this community response until our services are no longer needed and will continue to stand ready to meet any needs that may arise in the weeks and months ahead,” Rossman continued. .

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