Red Cross provides hotline for those affected by the Grand Canyon helicopter accident

Red Cross provides a hotline for those affected by the Grand Canyon helicopter accident. (KSNV)

The American Red Cross is working in close coordination with local emergency officials, government officials, Papillon Airways, and the British Consulate to provide comfort and support to those who were affected by the Grand Canyon helicopter accident that occurred on Saturday, February 10.

The Red Cross has a team of licensed mental health professionals and spiritual care providers, who are able to provide comfort and emotional support, and health services to those who have been affected by tragedies such as this one.

In view of the recent tragic incident, the Red Cross of Southern Nevada has established a hotline for survivors, family members, first responders, witnesses, or anyone who participated in the rescue and are seeking emotional support or other assistance.

The hotline number is 571-351-0394.

The Red Cross offers the following advice to those affected by this incident:

  • This can be a stressful time, and it is important for people affected by this tragedy to connect with and support each other.
  • The greatest need for those involved in this tragedy is emotional support, and that is what the Red Cross and other groups are providing at this time.
  • The Red Cross offers coping tips to help with incidents such as this one. If you or someone you know is in need, please refer to Red Cross Coping Tips
  • Crisis counseling support can be accessed around-the-clock at no cost. An additional source of emotional support is available through SAMSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
  • We understand that people want to help and we appreciate that support. Right now, the Red Cross has what it needs to respond to this incident.
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