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Friday, October 7, 2016

Colorado and Wyoming Volunteers Deploy to Aid Hurricane Evacuation

More Colorado and Wyoming Assets Deploying for Hurricane Matthew Relief
Emergency Response Vehicles Rolling out on Monday

Denver, Sunday, October 09, 2016 - As Hurricane Matthew continued its path of destruction up the southeast coast, the American Red Cross expanded its massive sheltering effort to span five states. More than 13,400 people in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Virginia woke up Sunday morning in 248 Red Cross and community evacuation shelters.

Across five states, more than 13,400 people woke up Sunday morning in 248 Red Cross and community evacuation shelters:
·        In North Carolina, 80 evacuation shelters with over 4,000 people
·         In South Carolina, 61 evacuation shelters with over 4,500 people
·         In Georgia, 34 evacuation shelters with 4,500 people
·         In Florida, 72 evacuation shelters with more than  340 people
·         In Virginia, one evacuation shelter with 25 people

Colorado and Wyoming Red Cross Disaster Responders Step Up to Help
To support the response and recovery effort the Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming will be sending people and equipment to the affected region.
An ERV supports disaster relief with
meals and supplies. Photo by
Arnett Luce/American Red Cross

Three Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV) will depart Monday, October 10, at 9:30 A.M. from the Mile High Area office, 444 Sherman St., Denver, along with six crew members. The vehicles and teams will travel to Durbin, GA to support the delivery of food and supplies to those neighborhoods hardest hit by the hurricane.

By the end of the day Monday, the Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming will have activated 22 people to support the relief effort. Many f those will serve to help people in the shelters. Others will be doing support work such as food and supply delivery, resource management, asset protection, logistics, emotional support and health services, client casework and community partnership coordination. One of those volunteers activated will be serving virtually from Denver to support social media activities.




Where are they going?
North Carolina – 1
South Carolina – 2
Georgia – 6 plus three ERVs

Florida – 13

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Latest Red Cross News Release is at:

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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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