ROCHESTER, NY – MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014 – Local volunteer Lucille Frisicano of Webster left Monday for Washington State, where she will be part of the Red Cross response to a devastating mudslide in the Snohomish area. Frisicano is a registered nurse and will provide mental health aid to those who have lost loved ones and those awaiting word on people still unaccounted for. Frisicano previously deployed to West Texas after an explosion there in April of 2013; to Oklahoma in June of 2013 following devastating tornadoes; and to Colorado for flood relief in September of 2013.
Since the March 22 landslide, the Red Cross has mobilized five response vehicles and more than 350 trained workers – about half of them from Washington State. Through April 3, these Red Cross workers served more than 18,500 meals and snacks in partnership with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief; handed out hundreds of comfort and relief items; and provided more than 4,500 mental health or health-related contacts. In addition, Red Cross shelters have provided nearly 140 overnight stays.
To help people affected by disasters big and small, please click, text or call to donate to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. This includes the Oso landslide and nearly 70,000 other disasters we handle every year around the country. To make a donation, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to charge a $10 donation to your cell phone bill.