Five WNY Finger Lakes Volunteers Deploying to Assist in Red Cross Relief Efforts

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle providing relief after Superstorm Sandy.

The American Red Cross is responding across multiple states, helping people affected by the storm that is causing catastrophic flooding in Florida and Alabama after the weather system’s devastating tornadoes over the past several days in other states. A total of 430 people spent Tuesday night in 29 Red Cross and community shelters in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The Red Cross has already served nearly 9,000 meals and snacks to people affected by this storm.

A total of five volunteers from across the 17-county Western New York/Finger Lakes Region are deploying to serve in the Red Cross response these to these devastating storms. A full list is below. 

NAME

HOMETOWN

DEPLOYMENT LOCATION

DATE

ACTIVITY

Robert Barton

Savannah

Mississippi

05/01

Mass Care/Feeding

Dr. Alani Santos

Brighton

Arkansas

05/01

Disaster Health Services

Diane Sargent

Lockport

Florida

05/02

Disaster Assessment

Pete Swales

Springville

Florida

05/02

Disaster Assessment

Tom Wallace

Elmira

Mississippi

05/02

Disaster Mental Health

 HOW TO HELP Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org , 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. 

 

The Red Cross tornado app has sent more than 5.5 million storm alerts since Sunday to several hundred thousand people each day when severe weather threatened. The app can be downloaded directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores by searching for American Red Cross.