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40 Western and Central New York Volunteers Supporting Hurricane Matthew Response

OKC family speaks with Red Cross volunteer

The devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew are still causing great suffering in several states, including North Carolina, where deadly floods have cut off entire communities. The American Red Cross has mobilized a widespread sheltering effort spanning four states and has provided more overnight stays in shelters then after Superstorm Sandy.

40 volunteers from the Western and Central New York Region are among the more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers currently supporting the responses, with more volunteers, vehicles and supplies being mobilized across the country to supplement the relief efforts:

NAME

CHAPTER/HOMETOWN

STATE

John Thomas Aldsach

Central New York/Canastota

Florida

Harry Dashnau

Central New York/Baldwinsville

Florida

William Looft

Central New York/Onieda

Florida

Marlene Ryan

Central New York/Syracuse

Florida

Jeffery Baldwin

Central New York/Oswego

Georgia

Paul Killius

Central New York/Jamesville

Georgia

John Rapacke

Central New York/Marcellus

Georgia

Patricia Smarzo

Central New York/Marcellus

Georgia

Gary Toth

Central New York/Mexico

Georgia

Judy Coleman

Finger Lakes/Corning

Georgia

Donna Davis

Finger Lakes/Burdett

South Carolina

James Robinson

Greater Rochester/East Rochester

Georgia

Heather Gray

Greater Rochester/Rochester

North Carolina

Elena Kleinhenz

Greater Rochester/Geneseo

North Carolina

Sarah Perkins

Greater Rochester/Pittsford

South Carolina

Mark Sennett

Greater Rochester/Fairport

South Carolina

Sarah Sennett

Greater Rochester/Fairport

South Carolina

Richard Stirpe

Greater Rochester/Webster

South Carolina

Jeanne Frey

Southern Tier/Binghamton

Florida

Joseph Stover

Southern Tier/Dryden

Florida

Peter Zelno

Southern Tier/Vestal

Florida

Michael Thomas

Southern Tier/Ithaca

Georgia

Hasan Al-Dukhkhani

Southern Tier/Vestal

North Carolina

Kathleen Ives

Southern Tier/Greene

North Carolina

Michael Parker

Southern Tier/Freeville

North Carolina

Linda Callahan

Southern Tier/Newfield

South Carolina

Lee Campfield

Southern Tier/Apalachin

South Carolina

Charles Haupt

Southern Tier/Owego

South Carolina

Sandra Smith

Southern Tier/Owego

South Carolina

Qifan Yang

Southern Tier/Vestal

South Carolina

Diane Sargent

Western New York/Lockport

Florida

Charlene Hanson

Western New York/Niagara Falls

Georgia

Vincent Jacob

Western New York/Amherst

Georgia

Kassy Steiger

Western New York/Amherst

Georgia

Joshua Horton

Western New York/Cuba

North Carolina

Jacqueline May

Western New York/Colden

North Carolina

Elaine Universal

Western New York/Eden

North Carolina

Anonymous

Western New York

South Carolina

Gwendolyn Gonzalez

Western New York/Lockport

South Carolina

Robert Klinshaw

Western New York/Lockport

South Carolina

Nearly 4,500 people in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida woke up Wednesday morning in 77 Red Cross and community shelters. The number of people in North Carolina shelters doubled Monday night. Since Hurricane Matthew first threatened the U.S., Red Cross and community partners have served more than 356,000 meals and snacks, distributed nearly 16,000 relief items, and provided nearly 79,000 overnight stays in shelters.

HOW TO HELP

MAKE A DONATION The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Matthew by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. Learn more about the Red Cross response to Hurricane Matthew here.

GIVE BLOOD, PLATELETS In parts of the country unaffected by the storm, the Red Cross needs eligible individuals to please give blood or platelets now to help ensure we have a readily available blood supply for patients in need. Appointments can be made by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).