Bloomberg.com: U.S.: "Red Cross, Salvation Army Add Volunteers for Hurricane Season
June 1 (Bloomberg) -- The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army added volunteers and backup communications systems to improve relief operations as the eastern U.S. today enters a hurricane season forecast to spawn 10 major storms.
The Salvation Army stepped up training and strengthened community and corporate partnerships. The Red Cross plans to have six times the space to hold necessities to shelter and feed 1 million families in the immediate days following a storm.
Seven months after the end of the most active year since record-keeping began, aid groups and the U.S. government say they're better prepared to handle this year's storms. They face a daunting task as thousands of people are still dependent on services after Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 and displaced more than a million as it devastated the Gulf Coast."