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23 Red Cross Volunteers From WCNY Deploy To Dorian-Affected Areas

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A total of 24 Red Cross volunteers from the Western and Central New York region have deployed into Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, joining a noble mission to help the tens of thousands being impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

They’ll join the more than 1,900 trained Red Cross volunteers from across the country helping out in the storm-affected areas, along the Southeastern coast and in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Tuesday night (September 3), more than 9,000 people stayed in 140 Red Cross and community evacuation shelters in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Along with their partners, the Red Cross has served more than 19,000 meals and snacks.

In advance of Dorian, some 110 emergency response vehicles and 104 tractor-trailer loads full of relief supplies, including cots, blankets, and 63,000 ready-to-eat meals have been deployed.

Currently, 23 regional volunteers are working in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, while two are supporting the efforts virtually:

NAME

HOMETOWN

LOCATION

ACTIVITY

Kyra Bannister

Elmira

Georgia

Sheltering

Peter Bonaccorso

Fairport

South Carolina

Disaster Assessment

Dayne Burroughs

East Bethany

North Carolina

Sheltering

Jim Collingwood

Amherst

South Carolina

Logistics

James Paul Cox

Tully

South Carolina

Sheltering

Lisa Renee Cummings

Niagara Falls

North Carolina

Sheltering

Harry Dashnau

Baldwinsville

South Carolina

Sheltering

Diane Dellacornio-Thomas

Harpursville

Florida

Sheltering

Nancy Hall

Trumansburg

Florida (Virtual)

Health Services

Chuck Haupt

Owego

South Carolina

Distribution of Emergency Supplies

Peg Kutchukian

Elmira

South Carolina

Feeding

Martha Laros

Pittsford

Georgia

Sheltering

Nola Macallair

Syracuse

South Carolina

Sheltering

Richard McCorry

Henrietta

Georgia (Virtual)

Disaster Spiritual Care

Deborah Nellenbach

Victor

South Carolina

Disaster Assessment

Christian Passela

Bainbridge

Florida

Sheltering

Sarah Perkins

Pittsford

Florida

Disaster Assessment

Tom Purnell

Rochester

Florida

Government Operations

Nicole Roma

Jamestown

South Carolina

Staff Services

Marvin Shandler

Liverpool

Florida

Sheltering

Edwin Clifford Smith, Jr.

East Rochester

North Carolina

Sheltering

Richard Stirpe

Webster

Florida

Sheltering

Deborah Thompson

Lima

Georgia

Sheltering


HOW YOU CAN HELP

You can make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance.

PLEASE GIVE BLOOD

While the Red Cross does not typically collect and distribute blood in Florida, we have sent approximately 350 blood products to local blood centers there to ensure patients in need continue to have access to lifesaving blood. The Red Cross has also pre-positioned additional blood products and stocked many of our hospitals to capacity in areas of the Southeast likely to be impacted by the storm early next week.

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