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Local Volunteers Helping in the South

the American Red Cross of Riverside County chapter deployed 9 volunteers to Mississippi and Alabama.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – This past weekend, the American Red Cross of Riverside County chapter deployed 9 volunteers to Mississippi and Alabama. In addition, Julie Pardini, the chapter’s Emergency Services Director was also deployed to Alabama as a “Multi-State Disaster Director”.

The following are the deployed volunteers:

  • David Bell (Riverside, CA) will be in Arkansas working in Disaster Services Technology/Computer Operations
  • David Hurtado (Moreno Valley, CA) will be in Alabama working in Client Casework
  • Lydia Franks (Temecula, CA) will be in Alabama working in Staff Services/Local Community Volunteers
  • Nico Lievense (Temecula, CA) will be in Arkansas working in Logistics/Transportation
  • Julie Thompson (Riverside, CA) will be in Mississippi working in Client Casework
  • Janet Upchurch (Banning, CA) will be in Mississippi working in Client Casework
  • Mike Collins (Mira Loma, CA) will be in Alabama working in Logistics/In-Kind Donation Management
  • Gerry Garner (Moreno Valley, CA) will be in Alabama working in Logistics/Procurement
  • Daphne Berlin (Menifee, CA) will be in Alabama working in Client Casework
  • Most assignments are for a 2 week period. Volunteers will be working in family services (client casework) and other functions that are needed.

    Tornadoes and floods have devastated communities and uprooted families across many states, and the Red Cross is working hand-in-hand with our federal and community partners to get assistance to people in need and help them recover. More than half of the country – from North Dakota to the East Coast – has been affected by severe weather in the past two weeks, and watches and warnings remain in effect today.

    To help those affected by this disaster and other disasters please visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

    For additional information please visit us at www.redcross.org/riverside or call at 1-888-831-0031.