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3 Additional Hawaii Volunteers Deploy to Samoa for Gita

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All 3 will be assisting with casework.

Three additional Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are deploying to American Samoa to help with the Red Cross response to Tropical Cyclone Gita.  Renise Bayne, Timothy Dunstan, and Celeste Duncan are from Oahu and will be assisting with casework.  They join two volunteers from the Big Island, Karen Kane and Susan Hicks, who deployed in the middle of February.

The American Red Cross is providing assistance to families affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita as well as severe winds, floods and landslides. More than 2,400 emergency supplies like tarps, flashlights and comfort kits have been distributed and additional supplies are on the way, including clean-up kits, mosquito nets and more. Red Cross disaster workers will conduct damage assessments and get ready to open a Service Center for families with major damage or destroyed homes next week.

STAY CONNECTED WITH LOVED ONES Visit the Red Cross Safe and Well website at to reconnect with loved ones. The site allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. You can also use the “I’m Safe” feature of the Red Cross Emergency App to let loved ones know your status. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP You can help people affected by disasters big and small, like floods, landslides and countless other crises, by making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters big and small. Call, click, or text to give: visit, call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross

The Red Cross is not a government agency and depends on public contributions to help others. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world.  To send a contribution, mail your check to: 

American Red Cross of Hawaii

4155 Diamond Head Road

Honolulu, HI  96816

Make a secure online donation at or call:  (808) 739-8109.