The American Red Cross Kern Chapter is deploying a second local volunteer, Cindy Huge, to Mississippi to assist with recovery efforts following this week’s deadly storms.
More than 800 Red Cross volunteers have now responded to assist with storm recovery
Huge’s volunteer role will be as a Public Affairs Associate, working with external relations to communicate with the media and general public. Another volunteer, Veronique Royer, was also deployed this week to assist as an Individual Client Services Casework Manager.
Media interviews with Red Cross staff regarding the tornado relief efforts are available upon request. Please contact the office at (661)324-6427 to schedule an interview.
More than 800 Red Cross volunteers have now responded to assist with storm recovery in the South and Midwest areas. Red Cross workers are providing health services and Red Cross emergency vehicles are distributing food and relief supplies throughout the affected states as weather conditions permit.
People are encouraged to download the free Red Cross tornado app for up to date information on shelters and warnings, as well as visit safeandwell.org to register or look for loved ones who may be affected.
Donations are encouraged to assist with the recovery efforts. To contribute, visit redcross.org, call your local office at (661)324-6427, or text REDCROSS to 90999.
About the American Red Cross Central Valley Region
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Central Valley Region provides service to the seven counties across Central California that is home to more than 2.5 million people. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.