May 3, 2010
Red Cross Will Deploy Volunteers to Arkansas
Springfield, MO – The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross will deploy 10 volunteers from the chapter to Arkansas to assist in the aftermath of the floods and tornadoes. They will be reporting to Little Rock.
The volunteers will be assigned to various duties in the devastated areas of Arkansas. One gentleman will be overseeing the implementation of services by managing the computer work. Four volunteers will be assigned to damage assessment and two will be helping with the casework. Five volunteers will leaving the Springfield chapter office today, May 3, 2010, after completing their deployment process at 1 p.m.
There will be 3 volunteers from the Joplin area that will deploy on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. One will be working in Health Services and the other two will be taking the Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) to Little Rock and will be assigned to help in areas where they can provide meals and snacks to the affected individuals as well as to emergency response team members. They may also distribute clean-up supplies.
You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013, or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org
Public Information Officer
Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
*** A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least 1 inch in diameter or has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Heavy rain from thunderstorms can cause flash flooding and high winds can damage homes and blow down trees and utility poles , causing widespread power outages.
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