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19 WCNY Volunteers Supporting Ongoing Relief Efforts in South Carolina

Teen girl in a Red Cross Shelter

The American Red Cross is continuing its massive relief operation in South Carolina, making sure people have shelter, food and a shoulder to lean on. Unprecedented flooding has destroyed homes, forced evacuations and left thousands without water or power.

19 volunteers from the Western and Central New York Region are currently supporting the relief efforts in South Carolina (updates in bold):

 

NAME

HOMETOWN

ACTIVITY

Anonymous

 

Logistics Manager

Robert Barton

Savannah

Disaster Assessment

Daniel Boyce

Wellsville

Sheltering

John Carroll

Camillus

Sheltering

Jim Collingwood

Amherst

Sheltering

Tom Daley

Tonawanda

Shelter Supervisor

Harry Dashnau

Baldwinsville

Sheltering

Greg Langen

Pittsford

Sheltering

Carol Matthews

North Syracuse

Sheltering

Mona Meagher

Andover

Health Services

Sal Monda

Amherst

Sheltering

Nancy Moore

Clifton Springs

Sheltering

Stu Moore

Allegany

Disaster Assessment

Mark Paikin

Fayetteville

Staff Services

Sarah Perkins

Pittsford

Disaster Assessment

Diane Sargent

Lockport

Disaster Assessment

Michael Thomas

Ithaca

Shelter Supervisor

Margaret Webber

Fulton

Sheltering

Herbert Wolfe

Rochester

Disaster Assessment

 

More than 300 people spent Tuesday night in more than 20 Red Cross and community shelters in South Carolina, where they can find a safe and dry place to sleep, food to eat, health services and emotional support. Since the flooding began, the Red Cross has served more than 26,000 meals and snacks and distributed about 4,500 relief items. More than 500 Red Cross workers and 23 response vehicles have been mobilized for South Carolina with additional volunteers and supplies standing ready if needed, and the Red Cross is working closely with government officials and community partners to ensure people receive the help they need.

The American Red Cross continues to respond to other disasters across the country. Steven Schwartz of Buffalo recently returned from supporting the ongoing wildfire relief efforts in California, as did other Regional volunteers now supporting the response in South Carolina, including Diane Sargent and Sarah Perkins. Peggy McGee-Smith of Kenmore is providing Disaster Mental Health Services in Florida, where a Family Assistance Center has been opened to support families of a lost cargo ship off the coast.

In all, 20 Western and Central New York Region volunteers are currently supporting Disaster Relief Operations across the country, while the Red Cross continues to respond to an average of three house fires a day across the 26-county Region. For more information about becoming a Red Cross volunteer, visit www.redcross.org/volunteer.

The Red Cross relies on financial contributions to provide help and comfort to disaster victims anywhere, anytime. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.