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Volunteers Deploy to Provide Disaster Relief in Hawaii

San Francisco, CA – People across the Hawaiian Islands are cleaning up after Tropical Storm Iselle, and the American Red Cross is there to help.

Traveling to Hawaii from the Bay Area Chapter are Virginia Hart of Richmond, Jane Jennings of San Ramon, Alfred Mallamo and Michael Pringle of San Mateo, and Jim Stephenson of Mill Valley to provide disaster relief to those who have been affected by the storm.

Red Cross workers in Hawaii are assessing the damage caused by Iselle and the Red Cross also is working in close collaboration with government officials and community partners to ensure the right support is offered to help people recover from the storm.

A total of 2,200 people took refuge in 31 evacuation centers across Hawaii when Iselle made landfall on Thursday and Friday. In addition to provide a safe and dry place for people to ride out the storm, the evacuation centers also had nurses and trained mental health workers on site to help people. These workers made over 50 health contacts and more than 700 emotional support contacts over the past few days.

Free Apps Available for Download

Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross - A hurricane tracker app available for iPhone and Android. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

To download: text "GETCANE" to 90999 or search "Red Cross Hurricane" in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Other free Red Cross apps can be downloaded by visiting this page:

How to Help

Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, the Red Cross strengthens the community and makes it ready for all types of disasters, including home fires, earthquakes, wildfires and health emergencies. Call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.