A volunteer with the American Red Cross has made her way from Cape Cod to Washington, where she is supporting a community devastated by last month’s landslide.
West Yarmouth’s Marilyn Bucheri will serve as a Community Partnerships Service Associate in the Snohomish County.
Nearly 400 trained Red Cross workers have served more than more than 21,000 meals and snacks in partnership with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, handed out hundreds of comfort and relief items, and provided more than 6,200 mental health or health-related contacts. In addition, Red Cross shelters have provided 140 overnight stays.
Red Cross caseworkers are helping families to create plans for the future, navigate paperwork and locate help from other agencies. The Red Cross is also providing direct financial support to people who need extra help, including assistance with funeral expenses, mental health counseling and transportation.
Bucheri is a skilled volunteer who responded to the Boston Marathon Bombing response in April 2013. In accepting this deployment, she is gaining more experience working with Red Cross experts throughout the U.S. When she returns to Massachusetts, her knowledge will help better inform our efforts, and help make our local region stronger.
Assistance is available for people directly affected by the landslide or who have lost a loved one. For help, call 425-740-2325.