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Friday, October 7, 2016

Colorado and Wyoming Volunteers Deploy to Aid Hurricane Evacuation


Workers will bring help to those avoiding disaster as Hurricane Matthew hits Southeast U.S.

Denver, Thursday, October 6, 2016 The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster volunteers to Florida to aide in the evacuation efforts in preparation for Hurricane Matthew.
A Red Cross volunteer comforts a child (stock photo/
American Red Cross

Christina Eyre deployed to Florida Tuesday, Oct. 4, to work as shelter support with more specific duties to be assigned upon arrival. Eyre is from Denver and is a volunteer with the Mile High Chapter of the Red Cross in Colorado. 

Hannah Price is a volunteer with the Mile High Chapter of the Red Cross in Colorado out of Littleton, CO. Price deployed on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to Orlando, Florida to assist with shelters.

Sylvia Raumaker deployed to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to provide support for shelters with more duties to be assigned. Raumaker is a member of the Wyoming Red Cross chapter and resides in Jackson, Wyoming.

Dennis Hoyt is deployed as a government liaison in Florida for Hurricane Matthew on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  Hoyt is a long-time volunteer from Walsenburg, CO who has deployed a number of occasions including the Texas Floods of 2016.  

Rubin Marez will deploy to Georgia to work with the logistics operation of the disaster response. Rubin is from Loveland, CO and has been a long time volunteer with the Northern Colorado Chapter.

Phillip Pallone is from Fort Collins and volunteers with the Northern Colorado Chapter. He will deploy to Florida to serve as a supervisor at one of the shelters.

Catherine Leventhal will deploy virtually remaining in her home to help monitor and communicate via social media. Catherine has been a long time volunteer with the Mile High Chapter.

HOW CAN I HELP?

The best way to help with the response to Hurricane Matthew is to give a financial donation. The Red Cross depends on donation to provide immediate relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Matthew in the U.S. by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

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