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American Red Cross Volunteers and Equipment Deploy to Help Those Impacted by Flooding

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(CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Feb. 28, 2018) – Volunteers with the Western North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross are called to action and respond to help people impacted by flooding in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. In addition, two of the region’s emergency response vehicles are being deployed to assist with providing feeding and delivering supplies.

Nine volunteers are in the process of packing up and heading out, including four who will drive the emergency response vehicles to their destination.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this flooding, and our thanks go out to our volunteers who are responding to the call to assist,” said Angela A. Broome Powley, Regional CEO for the Western North Carolina Red Cross. “We are so thankful for the commitment and passion of our volunteers to help alleviate suffering in times of emergencies. The Red Cross could not do what we do without them.”

 

Deployed from the region to Kentucky are:

{C}·         Two people from the Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter (Marshall) driving an emergency response vehicle and assisting with feeding

{C}·         Two people from the Southern Piedmont Chapter (Waxhaw and Lancaster) driving an emergency response vehicle and assisting with feeding

{C}·         One person from the Piedmont Triad Chapter (Jamestown) to assist with sheltering

{C}·         One person from the Piedmont Triad Chapter (Greensboro) to assist with staffing

{C}·         One person from the Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter (Denver) to assist with logistics and procurement

Deployed to Indiana:

{C}·         One person from the Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter (Hendersonville) to provide health services

Deployed to Ohio:

{C}·         One person from the Southern Piedmont Chapter (Harrisburg) to manage emergency supplies

Additional volunteers with the Western North Carolina Region stand ready to respond as needed.

You never know when a disaster such as this flooding could devastate your home and community. Be prepared. Learn flood safety tips and preparation at redcross.org or download the free Red Cross Emergency App in your App Store or Google Play or at redcross.org/apps.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

The Red Cross mission is delivered through the commitment and passion of its volunteers. Whether you have 4 hours a month or 4 hours a day, there’s a place for you. If interested in joining the Red Cross, discover the possibilities at redcross.org/volunteer.

The Red Cross is able to deploy resources where needed, and to provide services here at home such as home fires response and free smoke alarms thanks to the generosity of our donors. Anyone wishing to help the Red Cross provide assistance to people impacted by disasters such as floods or home fires, may donate at redcross.org/wnc or by calling 800-RED-CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.