CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Laura DiPasqua was packing up Wednesday at Chambersburg Area Middle School, the last day of the American Red Cross service delivery site for victims of the flooding in late June.
"We actually provided services to about 155 families," said DiPasqua, who came to the area July 3 from the Greater Erie Chapter. That day, the first Red Cross mobile feeding units arrived, and they eventually served 800 or more meals a day to residents forced from their homes until utilities were restored and they could begin preparing their own meals again, she said.
Eight families whose homes were condemned because of flood damage have been put up in hotel rooms, DiPasqua said. Those families are being housed by the Red Cross until federal assistance is available, she said.
Other assistance included cleanup kits to help flood victims sanitize their homes, DiPasqua said. Evonne Cooke, a disaster services human resources worker with the Red Cross, said the organization helped with providing bedding and clothing to victims and referrals to human services agencies to meet other needs.