Senator Cox Urges Public to Support American Red Cross

August 30, 2005

Our state senator, Dave cox has asked  residents of his district to help in the relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina which hit the Louisana area of the United States.

This was a very large and damaging hurricane.  News reports (Click here for one) are claiming many lives lost.  I observeed doppler radar pictures of this hurricane and followed the course of the storm on the National Hurricane Center website, and this one was indeed BIG!

If you can afford to give, please read the following press release.

Disaster Relief Fund SACRAMENTO -

Senator Dave Cox (R-Fair Oaks) today appealed to residents of the First Senate District to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which will assist victims of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters that happen around the country everyday. Assistance to the Disaster Relief Fund enables the Red Cross to provide food, shelter,

counseling and other assistance to thousands of disaster victims across the country each year.

The American Red Cross is launching the largest mobilization of resources for a single natural disaster involving thousands of trained disaster relief workers, tons of supplies and shoulders to lean on.  The Red Cross has provided a safe haven for nearly 40,000 evacuees in more than 230 Red Cross shelters to date.  More than 1,900 Red Cross workers, most of whom are volunteers, are being recruited to assist in this relief effort.

"In the past year, the Red Cross spent over $134 million providing relief across the nation," Senator Cox said.  "It is important that we provide assistance to those affected by Hurricane Katrina in time of need."

Those interested in learning more about the Disaster Relief Fund should call 1-800-HELP-NOW or visit the Red Cross Web site at