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Red Cross Answers Coast Guard Call

...a family, at the very least, needs to rest and recover before returning home.

Elizabeth City, NC, November 2, 2014 For the second time in less than 2 weeks, the Coast Guard of Elizabeth City rescued a family sailing off the coast of North Carolina, and called upon the Red Cross for humanitarian aid.

The family from Pennsylvania was caught in high winds on Sunday, and rescued by a Coast Guard team from Elizabeth City.

The American Red Cross of Elizabeth City provided food, shelter, clothing, shoes and local transportation. "These are typical needs for a Coast Guard rescue, because a family, at the very least, needs to rest and recover before returning home," said Lynwood Roberson, Executive Director for the American Red Cross of Northeast North Carolina.

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Contact: Lu Esposito

Telephone: 919-578-8232

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 visitredcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossENC.