Salt Lake City, Utah (Tuesday, March 24, 2009) — This morning a Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter Disaster Volunteer is packing his bags and heading to the airport to go help families affected by floods in North Dakota. Sandy Resident Bill Gully, pronounced Gooly, took the call and answered, “Yes. I can go to help.” At 11:30 am, Bill will be taking off from the Salt Lake City International Airport. This Red Cross disaster-trained volunteer will be helping on the front lines of the disaster relief efforts, he will be working in an American Red Cross shelter where he’ll help people with shelter, food, water and comfort kits.
Gully also volunteered his time and efforts to help during last summer’s Midwest floods in Wisconsin and helped people along the Gulf Coast this Fall during the evacuations for Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
Two other Salt Lake City area volunteers, Nancy Adams and Kelly Hess are making their plans at the Chapter office this morning to deploy to North Dakota this afternoon. All three of these golden-hearted volunteers will be helping people evacuated by the floods in the Red Cross Shelters!