The American Red Cross is urging anyone who has family or contacts in American Samoa to register “Safe and Well.”
After a 8.0 earthquake erupted yesterday, causing a tsunami that has hit American Samoa, the American Red Cross is responding quickly. The Red Cross is currently setting up operations to assist the people of American Samoa, an estimated 15,000 affected.
For local families with ties to American Samoa, the Red Cross “Safe and Well” program offers a place to search for people who have registered as “safe and well,” as well as a place to register if you are in a disaster-affected area. People wishing to use this service may visit http://disastersafe.redcross.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
To make a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund, click here.
To read a full account of the work being done by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent throughout the Asia-Pacific area, click here.