Sunday, June 30, 2013

Four Additional Volunteers Deploying to Assist In Central NY Flooding Response

Red Cross providing shelter, food for affected residents

BUFFALO, NY, June 30, 2013 – Four additional volunteers from the Western New York and Finger Lakes Regions of the American Red Cross have deployed for Central New York to assist in the response to massive flooding across the region Friday. Shelters have been opened at the Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica and at the YMCA in the city of Oneida. The deployed volunteers initially reported to Regional Headquarters in Syracuse to receive their specific assignments.

A list of volunteers who have been deployed is below, with the most recent deployments listed in bold. 

NAME, HOMETOWN                                   FUNCTION                                                  
Stephen Erbland, Dansville                           Logistics
Marianne Evans, Ransomville               Sheltering
Jennifer Goodbout, Olean                       Sheltering
Ari Gottlib, Rochester                                    External Relations
Michael Hoplight, Niagara Falls                   Logistics
Patricia Jung, Wellsville                                Staff Services
Stuart Moore, Allegany                            Sheltering
Tony Muscolino, Finger Lakes Region External Relations
Sarah Perkins, Pittsford                                 Disaster Assessment
Diane Sargent, Lockport                                Disaster Assessment
Gary Thompson, Finger Lakes Region         Logistics
Mary Walls, Williamsville                             Disaster Assessment

HOW TO HELP Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations help provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.

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