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Volunteer Traveling to Texas to Assist Flood Victims

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Hundreds of American Red Cross workers are on the ground in Texas, helping residents impacted by yet another devastating flooding situation. Rain continues to fall in the region where the ongoing flooding has already damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. 

Robert Barton of the Wayne County community of Savannah is traveling to Bryan, Texas. He joins several other volunteers from the Western and Central New York Region assisting residents impacted by flooding. 

Late last week, Carlos Alverio of Rochester and Gregory Walsh of Jamesville (Central New York) deployed to serve as shelter workers. May Becker of Fayetteville (Central New York) began providing client casework virtually. Also, Lee Campfield of Apalachin (Southern Tier Chapter) is involved in bulk distribution activities. Diana McLaughlin of Rochester and Beth Shook of Cuba (Western New York) are working in Staff Services. Louis Iannettoni of Elbridge (Central New York) and Lorraine Morris of Bath (Finger Lakes) are assisting with Disaster Services Technology, and Frank VanSickle of Cortland (Central New York) is assisting virtually with call center operations. 


Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like wildfires, flooding and countless other crises can make a donation to 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. 


Another way people can help is to become a 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.