American Rivers Responds to Disastrous Midwest Floods

Statement by Rebecca Wodder, president of American Rivers

June 16th, 2008

<P>Mike Bento, American Rivers, 202-291-3117 </P>

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



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About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

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