The British people are the gold standard worldwide for disaster relief efforts when it comes to quick response with emergency aid. In turn, this emergency relief includes helping with health care, food, shelter and other forms of support. In fact, the massive flooding during February 2014 was yet another example of the British Red Cross and hundreds of volunteers responding to the severe weather that was caused by intense flooding across England, Wales, Scotland and other parts of the UK.
According to the British Red Cross, the volunteer efforts to help flood victims amounted to more than 100,000, and that was just for those affected by this one natural disaster.
Emergency relief is job No. 1 in UK
The British Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies in the UK often hire local cleaning companies in birmingham and other parts of the country to help people to return to their homes after the flooding and other natural disasters. The support offered by emergency responders comes in the wake of more and more climate change disasters occurring both in the UK and other parts of the world. The goal, say Red Cross volunteers, is to support those affected at emergency rest centres while providing needed emergency supplies.
Disaster relief efforts ongoing
When a crisis hits communities in the UK, the local professional responders and volunteers jump into action. The goal is to offer first aid and other efforts to support vulnerable people who may not have access to food, shelter and medical care. According to the British Red Cross website, the most difficult part of the job is helping families that are separated by a disaster that has suddenly struck without warning.
At the same time, the emergency responder's methods for helping with both natural and man-made disasters in the UK include
- Offering classes and advice to locals on how to prepare families for disasters.
- Placing a special emphasis on tackling senior health care issues during times of emergency.
- Remain in place after the crisis is over to ensure that all people affected are cared for in a proper way.
- Establish straight-talk centres in communities that are impacted by natural disasters so people know what is happening while also providing details on where to go or call for help.
- Creating a way and means for victims of emergencies to get food, medicine and money when their homes are destroyed, and there is no means for the victims to pay for the needs of life. Also, there are numerous charitable trusts around the UK that are designed to aid disaster victims in times of need.
In general, the response to natural disasters in the UK can be traced back to World War II when local communities pitched in to deal with the terrible bombing blitz over London and other parts of the country from Nazi Germany. Flash forward to 2014 and the British people are still aiding each other with a nationwide network of both professional responders and volunteers.
Overall, the UK should be justifiably proud of how it takes care of its own in times of crisis.