The American Red Cross is providing shelter, food and comfort across several Midwestern states for people affected by the weekend’s devastating tornadoes and severe weather.
Workers from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts are now accepting deployments to help residents recover. Jack Kavanagh of Brookline, Charlie Vose of Ipswich and Brian Sheehy of Somerville have been deployed to Illinois.
They will serve in different roles – Kavanagh will be Feeding Manager, Vose will be Staffing Supervisor and Sheehy is Supply Supervisor. Each has extensive experience in disaster.
Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to provide food, shelter and relief supplies to all those who were affected by these storms. In Indiana and Illinois, volunteers have served more than 25,000 meals and snacks, handed out more than 1,100 relief items and provided more than 500 health and mental health services.
In accepting this deployment, they are gaining more experience working with Red Cross experts throughout the U.S. When they return to Massachusetts, their knowledge will help better inform our efforts, and help make our local region stronger.
Many in your area want to know how they can help. You can help people affected by disasters big and small by making gifts to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters. You can donate by visiting www.RedCross.Org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.