Red Cross deploys emergency response vehicle in advance of Hurricane Sandy

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KNOXVILLE, TN – Saturday, October 27, 2012 – The American Red Cross will deploy its Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) to Ashburn, VA today to assist with feeding and distributing supplies in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. The volunteers will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Red Cross Office, 6921 Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville to be deployed along with the ERV for a minimum of two weeks. An additional local volunteer will fly to New York today to join the relief effort with others yet to be assigned.

You can help people affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.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.