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 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.