Monday, July 1, 2013

More Volunteers Deploying to Assist In Central NY and Arizona

Two more 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. While Disaster Mental Health Volunteer, Peggy McGee-Smith of Kenmore, will deploy to Arizona Tuesday morning following the devastating wildfires. A total of 19 volunteers have deployed to help our neighbors around the country.

A list of all 19 local volunteers from the Western New York and Finger Lakes Regions who have been deployed is below, with the most recent deployments listed in bold.

NAME, HOMETOWN                                       FUNCTION                           
Carmella Bartimole, Olean                           Disaster Mental Health            
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
Norm Kehl, Strykersville                              Disaster Assessment            
Peggy McGee-Smith, Kenmore             Disaster Mental Health (in Arizona) 
Stuart Moore, Allegany                                       Sheltering
Tony Muscolino, Finger Lakes Region           External Relations
Sarah Perkins, Pittsford                                     Disaster Assessment
Diane Sargent, Lockport                                    Disaster Assessment
Edward Steinhauer, Elmira                          Disaster Assessment
Gary Thompson, Finger Lakes Region           Logistics
Emily Upham, Rochester                              Health Services
Mary Walls, Williamsville                                  Disaster Assessment
Tom Daley, Tonawanda                           Client Casework
Ruth Walters, Bath                                   Disaster Assessment

HOW TO HELP Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like floods, wild fires 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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