Staff and volunteers from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts are deploying to aid those displaced by power outages in Maine. Due to this week's ice storm, Maine had 115,000 people without power (as of Tuesday) and nine Red Cross shelters were opened in Maine. Red Cross shelters at the height of the storm were open in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.
The deployed Red Crossers from Massachusetts are
• Dan Costa of Fall River, who will help staff Health Services.
• Janette Beal of Fall River, a shelter worker.
• Phyllis Vincent of South Middleboro, a shelter worker
• Casey Levesque , of Salem, a shelter worker
• Elaine Karalekas of Ludlow, a shelter worker
“Our neighbors from Maine’s Red Cross were here in force after the Boston Marathon Bombing,” said CEO Jarrett Barrios of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. “We welcome the chance to return the favor and offer assistance after these devastating ice storms in Maine.”
The shelters in New England are just some of the current large recovery efforts the American Red Cross is involved in this holiday – after storms in Tennessee and Mississippi, flooding in Ohio and Indiana, and numerous other events, Red Crossers are on standby this holiday week to offer assistance.
To learn how you can be a volunteer, check us out at RedCross.Org/MassachusettsVolunteer.