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
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 www.redcross.org, 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.