The flooding forced him to close business for 13 days.
|Lonny Clark helps a customer.|
The Red Cross recognizes that business play a vital role in the health of local communities: they are a source for goods and supplies before, during and after disasters; provide jobs and income for disaster-affected residents; and submit tax income that helps support municipal and county roads, bridges and recovery efforts.
So, in addition to responding to disasters with direct assistance to individuals and groups, the Red Cross has also helped the flood affected communities recover by purchasing supplies locally whenever possible.
|The Red Cross has purchased many recovery supplies|
from small, local businesses like Clark's Hardware.
“They not only helped me personally but also my business and the local economy,” said Clark. “I was so glad the Red Cross was there to help my community.”