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Eight regional Red Crossers head to Greater NYC for Sandy relief

Be Part of the Relief Effort - Volunteer for Sandy
This brings the total number of deployments from the nine-county area that is the Finger Lakes NY Region of the American Red Cross to 72

he Finger Lakes NY Region of the American Red Cross is deploying eight more volunteers to the Greater New York City area to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Deployed personnel include:

Anita Perovich, of Conesus,

Michael Smith, of Rochester,

Joseph Louis, of Rochester,

Martha Bell, of Rochester,

Holly Bryant, of East Rochester,

Lucille Frisicano, of Webster, and

Terry and Gerald Crawford, of Rochester.

The deployed personnel will be serving in various capacities in sheltering and bulk distribution duties to ensure that people in the affected area have adequate supplies.

This brings the total number of deployments from the nine-county area that is the Finger Lakes NY Region of the American Red Cross to 72.

For more information, please contact Erin D. Caldwell at 585-370-1834.

HOW TO HELP The response to Sandy is very large and very costly and the Red Cross needs the public’s help now. People can make a financial donation by visiting www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.