VERO BEACH, Fla. (December 12, 2018) – The Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross has welcomed Gary Pelletier as the new disaster program manager for Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.
Pelletier most recently served as the disaster program manager in the North Florida Region and has been involved with the American Red Cross since 2010. He received his bachelor's degree from Lynn University in 2015; in May of 2017, he received his master’s degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla.
In his role, he will oversee disaster services including response, readiness and preparedness, which has been his focus since starting in August. He will also work on building community partnerships in both counties.
“Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter is fortunate to have Gary on board,” said Sarah Ruwe, executive director of the chapter. “His depth of knowledge, passion for the mission, and his willingness to work with our volunteers are already making a difference. I am excited to be working with him.”
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/southflorida or visit us on Facebook and Twitter at @SFLRedCross.
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