Five American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter volunteers are in the first wave of Red Cross volunteers to respond to the East Coast in response to Hurricane Sandy. A chapter volunteer, who is from Osage County, deployed Saturday to Harrisburg, Pa., as a logistics chief. Both of the chapter’s emergency response vehicles and their two-person teams deployed Sunday morning to Middletown, N.Y. They were expected to arrive sometime Monday evening.
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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.