June 17, 2010
Red Cross Deploys Lebanon Volunteer to Nebraska
Springfield, MO —The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross will deploy Lebanon volunteer, David Sewell, IT Supervisor, to Omaha Nebraska to help with the flooding disaster relief operation.
Mr. Sewall will be helping with the Information Technology set-up for the operation. His expertise knowledge and experience in working disaster relief operations is the reason he was requested for this deployment. He recently returned from Arkansas and Tennessee, where he was deployed for about a month to help with operations for flooding in those states. He has only been home for a couple weeks and is ready to deploy again.
“We appreciate the time and the service provided by our volunteers and we know David will represent the chapter well,” said Joann Moore, Public Relations representative for the chapter. The American Red Cross is 97% volunteers.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.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
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Summer-thetime of year for fun at the pool, lake and beach, but accidents canhappen if you take a vacation from safety! The Red Cross has severaltips to help you stay safe in or around the water. First, everyoneshould learn to swim and swim well! Nobody, including adults shouldever swim alone and children should always be supervised! Second,kids and adults who are not strong swimmers should wearU.S.Coast Guard approvedlife jackets anytime they are around the water. Third, if you have apool, keep basic lifesaving equipment nearby, like a ring buoy,first aid kit, and cell phone. Finally, take a first aid and CPRclass so that you can respond in the event of anemergency!