When his house flooded in Mississippi, Chad almost lost a lot more than what was inside that house; he almost lost his life.
Chad has a rare disease, no immune system, no gallbladder, and no spleen. He is susceptible to all germ-related diseases.
When Katrina's storm surge came ashore, Chad swallowed a lot of contaminated water. That's why the Red Cross efforts are so vital to him.
The local chapter is helping Chad and hundreds of other evacuees. After they register, they're able to see a doctor and get prescriptions refilled.
Insurance will cover those that have it. Those that don't will receive free care. The doors open at 9:30 a.m., and the Red Cross will continue serving until everyone is helped.
The Red Cross is handing out clothing vouchers in addition to the medical vouchers.