Washington, DC As flood waters continue to inundate Midwest communities, American Rivers today called on its activists and members across the country to support relief efforts.
Rebecca Wodder, president of American Rivers, made the following statement:
“The images and stories are simply devastating. Our hearts go out to the families and communities of the Upper Midwest who have lost loved ones and have seen their homes damaged or destroyed by floodwaters.”
“Our focus now must be on ensuring public safety and helping communities recover from these disastrous events.”
“We can all do our part to help the victims. Consider making a donation to the Red Cross, or other reputable charitable organization helping with the relief effort.”
Please help the flood victims. Consider donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund or P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. (800) 842-2200
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide. Visit www.americanrivers.org, www.facebook.com/americanrivers and www.twitter.com/americanrivers.