Monday, January 23, 2017

Colorado Volunteer Heading to Southeast U.S. Tornado Response

The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending a disaster volunteer to support the response to the devastating tornado damage in the southeast U.S.  Typical deployments are 14 to 21 days depending on the needs of those affected by the disaster.

Hannah Price will depart today from Denver and travel to Hattiesburg, Mississippi where she will be assigned to serve as a supervisor for Case Work. In that position she will coordinate activities that work directly with people who have been affected by the tornadoes helping to determine their needs and how the Red Cross can provide support. Price is a very active volunteer and has deployed to nine large scale disasters since 2012. She volunteers with the Mile High Area Chapter in Colorado.

Tornadoes ravaged several locations across the southeast U.S. Saturday and Sunday. Red Cross disaster workers were on the ground immediately providing support for those affected and those responding. As of Monday morning there were 6 shelters open, 2 in Mississippi and 4 in Georgia. Total population was over 110 people in the 6 shelters. 

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