Soon after Harvey made landfall, long time American Red Cross volunteer Phyllis Stafford touched down in Austin, Texas to help—carrying more luggage than most. Back home in Rhode Island, Phyllis has a good friend who works at Hasbro. When her friend heard she was headed to help the families affected by Hurricane Harvey, she quickly spoke to her co-workers about helping. Hasbro jumped at the opportunity and packed Phyllis’ suitcases full of 2,000 games and toys, to share with families impacted by Harvey.
In a time of much heartbreak, old favorites like Monopoly, Candy Land and Connect 4, are comforting and bringing laughter to brothers and sisters playing parents, grandparents and even new friends at Red Cross shelters.
Across Texas and Louisiana, the Red Cross has been providing shelter to more 30,000 people each night in the wake of Harvey. To support the Red Cross in Harvey relief efforts: visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text ‘HARVEY’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation.