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Oahu Volunteers Deploying to Help with Washington Mudslide

Washington Mud Slide
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

Two Hawaii Red Cross volunteers from Honolulu are deploying to Snohomish County in Washington to help with the Red Cross response to this weekend’s devastating mudslide in Oso. Elizabeth Norcross, who will be assisting in operations support, left on Monday evening and Ron Matayoshi, who will be assisting in disaster mental health services, is scheduled to leave on Wednesday.

“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy,” said Coralie Matayoshi, Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Red Cross.

About the American Red Cross:

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.