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Northfield Red Cross Volunteer Deploys to Washington

Red Cross volunteer helping lady in a shelter

Northfield Red Cross Volunteer Headed to Washington State
Ehresmann will Assist with Mudslide Recovery

FARIBAULT, MN, APRIL 1, 2014 —Northfield resident John Ehresmann is responding to the recent mudslide in Washington State on behalf of the American Red Cross. Ehresmann is deploying as a supervisor in the area of computer operations. He will be responsible for helping to set up and maintain all of the electronic equipment that enables people responding to the disaster to stay in touch with one another and relay important information among the disaster responders.

This is Ehresmann’s 7th national disaster deployment with the Red Cross. His experience, training and expertise have led to him becoming a supervisor of other disaster workers who are working in the same areas. He is also a lead expert for Red Cross technology issues in the state of Minnesota.

More than one week after the devastating landslide, the Red Cross is still providing shelter, food, water, emotional support, health services and spiritual care to area residents, their families, and emergency responders. Ehresmann’s work will be supporting those vital efforts.

People can help those affected by this and similar disasters by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Financial gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.