Navigation Links
World Vision Responding to Record Flooding in Midwest

Relief agency sending supplies, staff to Iowa from Los Angeles; more

shipments from Chicago planned

LOS ANGELES, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As the flooding in the Midwest continues to spread, Christian relief agency World Vision is dispatching an initial truckload of emergency supplies to Iowa and sending a staff team to assess the needs of affected families.

"World Vision will be providing basic items like toothbrushes, shampoo and toys for comfort to children and families who have been driven from their homes by the floodwaters," said Phyllis Freeman, who is a domestic disaster response specialist with World Vision and leading the agency's team on its way to the flood zone.

"In addition, as clean-up activities are beginning, things like face masks and gloves will help protect people from dangerous chemicals and mold that may be present," explained Freeman, who played a key role in World Vision's Hurricane Katrina response.

The agency, which serves children and families in need both in the U.S. and in some 100 countries worldwide, is sending an initial shipment of face mask filters, vinyl gloves, personal hygiene items and children's toys from its Storehouse in Los Angeles tomorrow. The supplies, donated by World Vision corporate partners, including Cardinal Health, will be distributed through partner organizations to families in need in several Iowa communities.

"Logistics and access are key challenges right now, with so many smaller communities affected across a large and growing flooded area," said John Pettit, director of World Vision's domestic disaster response.

World Vision is especially concerned about the needs of children and vulnerable, low-income populations who might be at risk of falling through the cracks of standard help that's available, Pettit added.

"We know these communities are hurting, and that recovery will take time. The working poor, migrant farm workers, families without flood insurance, and others who, for a variety of reasons, don't access existing government help will require special attention in the days and weeks ahead," said Pettit.

World Vision plans to send additional shipments of relief goods from its Chicago Storehouse in the coming days. Cash donations are needed, as are donations of quality, new products from corporations. The public can help by calling 1.888.56.CHILD or visiting Corporations should call 253.815.2303.

About World Vision's Storehouse:

World Vision's Storehouse helps meet the basic needs of children and families and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing donated, high-quality goods such as personal care items, clothing, building materials and school supplies. The Storehouse provides these items to local partners, helping to strengthen community connections to churches and social institutions and to provide goods to those most in need. World Vision operates Storehouses in 11 cities throughout the United States, including Los Angeles. For more information about World Vision's work in the U.S., visit

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Visit

SOURCE World Vision
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. WorldHeart Appoints David Pellone Chief Financial Officer
2. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
3. Kingfisher Healthcare (KFH) Achieves World Class Quality Platform
4. Data from Patient Subsets of e-HEALING, a Worldwide Registry, Support Use of OrbusNeichs Genous(TM) Bio-Engineered R Stent(TM) as Alternative to Drug- Eluting Stents
5. National Association for Sport and Physical Education Partners with S&S Worldwide to Help Improve Childrens Fitness
6. Hundreds of RNs from Across U.S. and World to Join California Nurses Association/NNOC National Convention
7. Neusoft Becomes First Global Growth Company Partner of World Economic Forum
8. Depression May Be Worlds Most Disabling Disease
9. Concentra Opens On-Site Medical Unit at World Trade Center Site
10. LifeQuest World Corporation Proud Contributor to Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA)
11. Womens World Banking Welcomes New Network Member From Tunisia
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are confused ... endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms and ... help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists at ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into ... Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, ... presented a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary ... part of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance ... and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, ... Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda ... orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including ... accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma ... as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that it has ... Horizon Award . One of 12 suppliers ... for its support of Premier members through exceptional local ... and commitment to lower costs. ... of our outstanding customer service from Premier," says ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: