Rural Update – How You Can Help Victims of Flooding.
The Red Cross in Fairbanks is helping flood victims in the Interior. Anyone who is interested and wants to do something for those in Eagle, and the Tanana area is encouraged by the Red Cross to send “comfort kits” composed of toiletry items such as: shampoo, soap, wash cloths, etc.
Remember, those flat-rate boxes from the post office can hold a lot! We learned that from the Western Alaska food drive.
The flooding this year was the worst in recorded history. You can send your Mudflats care package of toiletries to:
Spring Flood 09
c/o Red Cross
725 26th Ave Suite 201
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
[Photo above is of the home of Mudflatter Yukonbushgrandma, taken by Andrew Ruth/National Park Service]