The Central Valley Region Deploys Volunteer To Provide Relief to Midwest

The American Red Cross Central Valley Region continues to work with families and communities impacted by the most recent wave of violent storms in the Midwest. Red Cross workers are meeting one-on-one with people affected by the March 2nd tornadoes to help them get started on the road to recovery. Mental health workers are helping many residents cope with the devastating things they have had to endure, and health workers are helping replace things like lost medications and eyeglasses.

Red Cross volunteers train throughout the year to be able to provide specific skill sets based on their interest and the services the Red Cross provides during disasters. The Central Valley Red Cross often shares its resources of dedicated volunteers and staff with other areas when the need arises, as does other Red Cross Chapters around the country. The following Red Cross volunteer is being deployed to help with disaster relief operations in the Kentucky area based on their area of specialty listed below. We applaud this volunteer for their commitment to help our neighbors in need.

Gary Bishop, External Relations, Public Affairs, Supervisor with an Emergency Response Vehicle specialty from the Central Valley Region

About the American Red Cross Central Valley Region

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Central Valley Region provides service to the seven counties across Central California that is home to more than 2.5 million people. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/CentralValley