- The Bay Area Chapter sent 97 volunteers and had a total of 122 deployments.
- Our volunteers started deploying on October 30, 2012, and we continued through early 2013.
- Some of our volunteers deployed four times.
For Erick Digre, a Pacifica resident and 30-year Red Cross volunteer who was deployed twice during Superstorm Sandy, helping people return to their normal lives and hear their stories after a disaster strikes is an honor.
While deployed volunteers assisted in providing shelter, food, supplies, and comfort for those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
A 13-year-old from Greenbrae turned a service project assignment into a benefit concert to raise money for the Red Cross Bay Area Chapter.
Gene Pedrotti, owner of Pedrotti ACE Hardware in Benicia, raised more than $33,000 to support those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
After committing $1 million to help fund relief efforts, Wells Fargo Bank created a promotion allowing customers to donate through their ATM withdrawals.
Pat Morales, 66, has made the trip not once, but four times, spending several weeks at a time in New York helping those affected rebuild their lives.
Virginia Hart is a photographer for the Advanced Public Affairs Team of the American Red Cross and was deployed twice to assist in the Superstorm Sandy relief operation.
UC Berkeley student Michelle Carney spent her holiday break in New York feeding those affected by Sandy. This story was published in the UC Berkeley News Center.
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter staff and volunteers gathered in Oakland to share their Superstorm Sandy deployment stories.
To thank the many generous Bay Area residents for their tremendous support, the Board of Directors hosted a debriefing to discuss the Red Cross Superstorm Sandy relief operation.
- Provide more than 74,000 overnight stays in shelters
- Distribute more than 7 million relief items
- Provide nearly 113,000 health and mental health contacts
- Serve more than 17.5 million meals and snacks
- Mobilize more than 17,000 workers and volunteers