American Red Cross volunteers from Eastern Massachusetts, after working in our communities during Hurricane Sandy, are accepting deployments to states and regions devastated by the superstorm.
Among those accepting assignments is our CEO, Jarrett Barrios, who is deploying to the New York area to help with disaster relief. He'll be tasked with response and recovery planning as it relates to the operation of shelters.
The American Red Cross has mobilized more than 5,800 disaster workers from all over the country who have served more than 3.2 million meals and snacks so far. We have also activated more than 320 response vehicles and handed out more than 120,000 relief items.
Jarrett Barrios, in accepting this deployment, is gaining experience working with Red Cross experts throughout the U.S. When he returns to Massachusetts, his knowledge will help better inform our efforts, and help make our local region stronger.
Many in your community want to know how to help. They could train to become disaster volunteers, or fund this long-term relief effort by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or visiting RedCross.Org.