The unprecedented flooding continues in the Carolinas, and the American Red Cross is there supporting people who need help.
Five volunteers from the Western and Central New York Region will be deploying to South Carolina on Tuesday to support relief efforts following this disaster. That’s in addition to 11 volunteers from throughout the region who are already in theprocess of deploying:
NAME HOMETOWN ACTIVITY
John Carroll, Camillus - Sheltering
Harry Dashnau, Baldwinsville - Sheltering
Carol Matthews, N. Syracuse - Sheltering
Mark Paikin, Fayetteville - Staff Services
Margaret Webber, Fulton - Sheltering
Anonymous - Logistics Manager
Robert Barton, Savannah - Disaster Assessment
Daniel Boyce, Wellsville - Sheltering
Jim Collingwood, Amherst - Sheltering
Tom Daley, Tonawanda - Shelter Supervisor
Greg Langen, Pittsford - Sheltering
Nancy Moore, Clifton Springs - Sheltering
Stu Moore, Allegany - Disaster Assessment
Sarah Perkins, Pittsford - Disaster Assessment
Diane Sargent, Lockport - Disaster Assessment
Michael Thomas, Ithaca - Shelter Supervisor
Last night the Red Cross opened or supported over 30 shelters across South Carolina. Red Cross workers all along the eastern seaboard are mobilizing trained volunteers, supplies and equipment to help with future needs.
Additional shelters are on standby and the Red Cross is working closely with government partners to ensure immediate needsof residents are being met. Additional volunteers may be deployed in the coming days.
Recovering from a disaster takes time and a diverse network of organizations and services to make sure people have the help they need. The Red Cross is there and will continue to be there in the months ahead.