Friday, March 19, 2010
American Red Cross Disaster Volunteer Packs Her Bags to Help with the New Jersey Floods
Cedar City, UTAH (Friday, March 19, 2010) The Mountain Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is deploying a disaster trained volunteer to help with disaster relief for the New Jersey Floods. Evelyn Halstead of Cedar City is packing her bags and getting ready for the trip in the morning. At this hour, she doesnt have many details as to where she will be or exactly what she will be doing, but she knows she will be helping people affected by the flooding. Many people there have lost everything due to the floods. Halstead is an experienced Red Cross volunteer and has been on disaster relief deployments before.
About the American Red Cross in Utah: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; supplies blood to 30 area hospitals; and supports military members and their families. The organization also provides emergency utility assistance and international family tracing services. The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization, not a government funded agency, which depends entirely upon volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. Donate your time or resources to your local Red Cross: Mountain Valley Chapter/Provo (801) 373-8580, Northern Utah Chapter/Ogden (801) 627-0000, Cache Valley Area/Logan (435)752-1125, Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter 801-323-7000. Visit www.utahredcross.org click on Across Utah.