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ROBIN ERICKSON
Director of Communications

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Friday, May 28, 2004
American Red Cross partners with Citizens Bank and local Dominican Republic & Haitian Leaders

The American Red Cross of Rhode Island is teaming up with Citizens Bank and local leaders representing the Dominican Republic and Haiti to raise funds for the Red Cross relief effort in those countries after devastating flooding killed close to 2,000 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

A fund has been established at Citizens Bank by the American Red Cross of Rhode Island to accept donations for the flood relief effort in the Dominican Republic and Haiti through the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

Donations can be accepted at any Citizens Bank branch; payable to the "American Red Cross International Response Fund for the Dominican Republic and Haiti" or they can be mailed to Citizens Bank c/o "American Red Cross International Response Fund for the Dominican Republic and Haiti" at 120 Waterman Street; Providence, RI 02906.

In addition, Poder 1110 WPMZ Radio will be broadcasting live from 10am until 5pm and promoting the collection of funds at the Center of Hispanic Policy and Advocacy (CHISPA) at 421 Elmwood Avenue in Providence. 100% of these donations will be forwarded to the American Red Cross International Response Fund for the Dominican Republic and Haiti

The Dominican Red Cross has sent teams to the affected areas to provide search and rescue assistance, emergency medical care, supplies, and other support. The Pan-American Disaster Response Unit, a regional, highly-specialized disaster response division of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is actively engaged in damage assessments of the affected areas with the Red Cross societies of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. An American Red Cross delegate to the Federation has also arrived on the scene to join the response team and support the ongoing relief efforts.

"The international Red Cross community has come together to support the dire needs of these flood victims," said American Red Cross spokeswoman Jacki Flowers. The American Red Cross has mobilized relief items to the area including bed sheets, water jugs, plastic tarps, and tents.

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