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Additional Volunteers Deploying to South Carolina Flood Relief Efforts

Red Cross volunteer helping lady in a shelter

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: 


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.