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Colorado Red Cross Sending More Resources to Texas

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle responding to a Tornado

Denver, Oct. 31, 2015  – The American Red Cross in Colorado is sending additional disaster relief resources to help with the disaster relief effort in Texas. Three Emergency Response Vehicles, (commonly referred to as ERV) and their teams of drivers, will be traveling to Austin, Texas to help with the disaster relief effort in that state. The Teams will be departing this afternoon and will likely be deployed for 14 to 21 days. The Emergency Response Vehicle and teams will provide delivery of food, water and cleanup supplies to the people affected by the floods and tornadoes in Texas.

 

Mile High Area ERV and Volunteer Team

Linda Bisset is a lead volunteer with the Red Cross of the Mile High Area. She also serves as a lead volunteer for the Colorado and Wyoming Region. She has deployed more than 15 times to local and national disaster relief efforts. She recently returned from deployment to the California Wildfire disaster relief effort.

David Fugazzi is a seasoned Red Cross volunteer who volunteers with the Red Cross of the Mile High Area. This will be his seventh deployment and he recently returned from deployment to the California Wildfires disaster relief effort.  

Northern Colorado ERV and Volunteer Team

Peter Dunn is a volunteer with the Red Cross of the Mile High Area in Denver. This will be his second deployment as a member of the ERV team. He recently returned from deployment to the California Wildfires disaster relief effort.

Diane Littlefield – is a volunteer with the Red Cross of Northern Colorado in Fort Collins. This will be her first deployment as a member of the ERV team.

Southeastern Colorado ERV And Volunteer Team

Larry Cornett is a lead volunteer with the Southeastern Colorado Red Cross. Although experienced in several activities this will be his first deployment as part of an ERV team.

Peggy Lojek is a volunteer with the Southeastern Colorado Red Cross. This will be her first Red Cross deployment.

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 www.redcross.org, 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.