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Colorado Red Cross Sending Disaster Workers to Texas

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle providing relief after Superstorm Sandy.

Denver, Oct. 30, 2015  – The American Red Cross in Colorado is sending additional disaster workers to help with the disaster relief effort in Texas.

Jody and Mike Acres will deploy to Harlingen, Texas to support the Red Cross disaster Relief Effort in southern Texas.  The husband and wife team of volunteers currently live in Silverthorne, Colorado and both volunteer with the Red Cross of Western Colorado. This will be Jody’s eighth large scale disaster relief deployment which includes the 2013 Colorado Floods. Mike has also deployed seven other times including the 2013 Colorado Floods.  In Texas they will serve in the External Relations section as liaisons to federal, state and local governments.  

Rick Farrier is deploying to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Operation headquartered in Harlingen, Texas to serve in the logistics component as a supervisor in the transportation activity. The transport of food, supplies and people is a critical aspect of the Red Cross disaster relief effort in Texas. Farrier volunteers with the Red Cross of Northern Colorado in Fort Collins. He has been a volunteer since 2005 and he has deployed to more than a dozen large scale disasters. Farrier recently returned from a deployment to support the flood relief effort in South Carolina.

The Red Cross responds to 70,000 disasters each year. The best way to help people affected by disasters, both big and small, is to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. People can donate to our Disaster Relief Fund at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or, or simply text the word redcross to 90999 to donate $10 through your mobile carrier. Charges will apply to your mobile phone bill the following month.