During the past few weeks , the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region (ARCNENY) has deployed fourteen people to assist with the Red Cross disaster relief operations post-Superstorm Sandy taking place in New York and New Jersey. The following employees and volunteers have deployed for two to three week assignments:
Tim Bachman of Albany, NY – ARCNENY Director of Emergency Services
Jamie Bonner of AuSable Forks, NY - Volunteer from North Country Chapter
Peter Ersts of Westville, NY – Volunteer from North Country Chapter
Jeff Fox of Schenectady, NY - Volunteer from Northeastern New York
Robert Fitzgerald of Rouses Point, NY – Board Member/Volunteer from North Country Chapter
Donald Gifford of Gloversville, NY - Volunteer from Northeastern New York
Thomas Lindberg of Altamont, NY – ARCNENY Chief Program Officer
Daniel Martin of Saratoga Springs, NY – Volunteer from the Adirondack-Saratoga Chapter
Tim Muldoon of Red Hook, NY - Volunteer from Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter
Peter Poccia of Saugerties, NY - Volunteer from Northeastern New York
Michael Raphael of Woodstock, NY – ARCNENY Disaster Response Manager
Frank Roberts of Athens, NY - Volunteer from Northeastern New York
Linda Robinson of Glens Falls, NY – Volunteer from Adirondack-Saratoga Chapter
Edward Roosa Kinderhook, NY - Volunteer from Northeastern New York
Skip Zimmerman of Glens Falls, NY – ARCNENY Director of Volunteer and Community Services
The American Red Cross is in communities right now providing aid and comfort to thousands of people affected by Superstorm Sandy. The Red Cross has been helping people since before Sandy made landfall and will continue to help for weeks and months to come as families get back on their feet. We have mobilized the full resources of the organization across the country to get help to people.
Right now, nearly 5,100 Red Cross workers are supporting shelters, providing food and water at fixed sites, and driving through neighborhoods to distribute meals and supplies. About 90 percent of these workers are volunteers from all over the country.
To date, the Red Cross has mobilized more than 9,900 trained workers to help people affected by Sandy.
RED CROSS SHELTERS To find a Red Cross shelter, download the Red Cross Hurricane App, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or check local media outlets.
HOW TO HELP The response to Sandy is likely to be the biggest Red Cross response in the U.S. in the past five years. Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. They can also use the “donate” feature on the free Red Cross Apps for mobile devices to support this relief response. Contributions may also be sent to local Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.