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 doesn’t 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 click on “Across Utah.”

1 comment:

tonyb said...

Preparedness/recovery information is now readily available.

When it comes to our property, what do we expect in case of loss (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire, etc.)? The disaster itself is news. What happens after the dust settles is the story: the aftermath shock. Here is something the public should know: with a little curiosity you can mitigate that shock.

Insurance policyholders/disaster survivors, need to be informed of access to basic rights and information--equality. The internet reaches far more people than anyone would have ever imagined, though difficult to gather those willing to pause, to inspect, to think on their own. And yet, much is available gratis! It just takes looking: