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Volunteer Deployed to Texas

Red Cross volunteer comforting little girl in a shelter

Thousands of people in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi are still trying to recover from the widespread flooding in those states. The Red Cross is there, supporting those affected.

Hundreds of Red Cross disaster workers continue to offer help and hope in the affected regions. Eric Sharpe of Grand Island is traveling to Beaumont, Texas to serve as a client caseworker. To date, 25 volunteers from the Western and Central New York Region have assisted in flood relief operations.


  • Carlos Averio, Rochester Louisiana Client Casework (virtual)
  • Robert Barton, Savannah Mississippi Disaster Assessment
  • May Becker, Fayetteville Texas Client Casework (virtual)
  •  Jay Bonafede, Tonawanda Texas Public Affairs
  • Thomas Daley, Tonawanda Texas Client Casework
  • Marieanna Elliott, Hamburg Texas Disaster Mental Health
  • Paul Francher, Syracuse Texas Client Casework (virtual)
  •  Lucille Frisicano, Webster Louisiana Health Services
  • Charlene Hanson, Niagara Falls Mississippi Health Services
  • Gordon Howard, Tully Texas Disaster Assessment
  • Shelley Licurse, Manlius Louisiana Disaster Mental Health
  •  Bill Looft, Oneida Texas Bulk Distribution
  •  Leonard Malinowski, Canandaigua Louisiana Client Casework (virtual)
  • Peggy McGee-Smith, Kenmore Louisiana Disaster Mental Health
  • Bonnie Nolen, Rush Mississippi Client Casework
  • Susan Page, Marcellus Louisiana Client Casework (virtual)
  • Sarah Perkins, Pittsford Louisiana Disaster Assessment
  • Leslee Rice, Shortsville Louisiana Client Casework (virtual)
  •  Diane Sargent, Lockport Louisiana Disaster Assessment
  • Eric Sharpe, Grand Island Texas Client Casework
  • Elizabeth Shook, Cuba Texas Staff Services
  • Ken Stapleton, Cicero Texas Bulk Distribution
  • Sharon Tyo, Branchport Louisiana Government Liaison
  • Frank VanSickle, Cortland Louisiana Client Casework (virtual)
  • Thomas Wallace, Elmira Louisiana Disaster Mental Health


HOW TO HELP The Red Cross needs the public right now to help support families suffering from disasters right now. Anyone who wants to help people affected by disasters like flooding and countless other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.


BECOME A RED CROSS VOLUNTEER Another way people can help is to become an American Red Cross volunteer. The donated time and talent of a Red Cross volunteer can make a real difference in people’s lives. Go to to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.