Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Disaster Workers Deploying to Missouri

 Workers will bring help and hope to those recovering from devastating floods

UPDATE: May 9, 2017 - Another Colorado Volunteer goes to  to help

Roads, parks and homes flooded in Pocahontas, AR
Photo by American Red Cross
Walter Palmer has deployed to Arkansas to support relief efforts needed as extensive flooding has affected thousands of people.Palmer is a volunteer with the Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado and this will be his first deployment outside of Colorado. Palmer is a member of the Southeast Colorado Public Affairs team as a visual story teller/photographer and will help document the needs of the people affected and the response that is provided by the Red Cross and partners.

Trucks loaded with supplies to be delivered to areas
where flood waters have receded. Photo by Walt Palmer/
American Red Cross

UPDATE: May 4, 2017 - Another Colorado volunteer heading to Missouri
Red Cross photo from the flood response in
Missouri, January 2016. 

Les Orser - a licensed counselor who volunteers for the Red Cross of Western Colorado will travel to Missouri to help people affected by the Missouri Floods. Orser is a long time disaster responder and will work with the Disaster Mental Health team to provide emotional support to the people in Missouri who have been devastated by the ongoing flooding. 


The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster staff and volunteers to Missouri to help with the flood recovery efforts.

Darcie Wisehart will deploy to serve on the Disaster Mental Health team. Her role is to work with the people affected and the deployed Red Cross volunteers to support their emotional needs. Wiseheart is a volunteer with the Red Cross Wyoming chapter and lives in Greybull, WY. This will be her third deployment in less than 12 months.

Patricia Cook is a Red Cross nurse and will deploy to Missouri to help those affected and Red Cross volunteers deployed to the region with their health and wellness needs. Cook is a volunteer with the Red Cross of Western Colorado and lives in Montrose, CO. This will be her second deployment.

The Red Cross responds to 66,000 disasters each year. The best way to help people affected by disasters, both big and small, is to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. People can donate to our Disaster Relief Fund at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or, or simply text the word redcross to 90999 to donate $10 through your mobile carrier. Charges will apply to your mobile phone bill the following month.

To see the latest news about how you can help the Red Cross help the hundreds of people that have lost everything due the recent tornadoes and floods go to:

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