After nearly 3 months of deployment on Hurricane Sandy, our Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) are finally home.
More than 300 Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles from around the country and 16,000 volunteers responded to the devastation left by Sandy. The vehicles have been used in the East to continue the delivery of food, water and supplies in the New York – New Jersey area.
Four national rail companies (BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific) are transporting Red Cross ERV’s back to their home chapters for free to cut down on fuel and wear to the vehicles. Locally, Justin Elliott and his amazing team at American Auto Works received the vehicles from Union Pacific, offloaded and stored the vehicles for a few hours until Southern Nevada Red Cross volunteers came to inspect them and drive them home. Due to dead batteries, 2 of the 3 ERVs had to be pushed off the train car by hand – not an easy feat. But thanks to Justin and his pumped up crew, they practically carried them off the car without a [new] scratch.