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Nebraska Red Cross Disaster Responders Deploy to Saipan

Nebraska Red Cross Disaster Responders Deploy to Saipan
“Right now we are still waiting to hear what we will be doing to help, but we’re excited and ready to make a difference,” said Randy Neeman.

The American Red Cross is deploying two disaster responders from Lincoln to support relief efforts in Saipan. Jill and Randy Neeman will support the growing Red Cross disaster response within the Mariana Islands following Typhoon Soudelor.

“Right now we are still waiting to hear what we will be doing to help, but we’re excited and ready to make a difference,” said Randy Neeman.

The Red Cross is currently operating eight shelters in the Mariana Islands where nearly 560 people spent Tuesday evening seeking refuge from the storm. The Red Cross is working in coordination with government and community partners to deliver relief and recovery supplies to the region. With damage assessment still under way due to disaster conditions on the ground, the Red Cross will stay in close coordination with our local partners to ensure community needs are met as they begin to recover from the storm.

Jill and Randy Neeman joined the American Red Cross in June of 2011 and are regional disaster leaders. Whether the disaster happens down the street, across the country or around the world, the Neeman’s provide help and hope. They have responded to this year’s May Tornado and Floods in central Nebraska, the Pilger Tornado, and Spring Missouri River Floods of 2011. In addition, the Neeman’s have deployed to several national disasters including: Texas Floods, Oklahoma Tornadoes, Colorado Wildfires, Colorado Floods, Hurricane Iaasic and Superstorm Sandy.

When they’re not responding to disasters, Jill and Randy support the First Aid Service Team in Lincoln by facilitating communications for the team at Memorial Stadium and providing First Aid during Husker Games.

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 visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.