April 18, 2011 NEWS RELEASE
Red Cross Deploys Local Volunteer to N. Carolina
Springfield, MO – The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross Springfield office will send David Sewell, resident of Lebanon and long-time volunteer of the Red Cross, to N. Carolina to help in the aftermath of the devastating storms where an estimated 500 homes have been destroyed and more than 1,000 damaged.
Mr. Sewell will deploy today from Springfield to Raleigh N. C. and will be assigned as a Communications Specialist. He will oversee the phones, faxes and internet access as well as being in charge of the Emergency Response Communication Vehicle (satellite truck.).
On April 28, 2011 at the Hometown Heroes Breakfast in Lebanon, David Sewell will be honored and presented with the Gloria Doss award for his volunteerism. Due to this assignment David will be unavailable to accept his award. For David, his heart lies in accepting an assignment to provide relief to victims of disaster. He said “I’m excited today to be leaving for the Disaster Relief operation in Raleigh, N. C. to be part of the Red Cross team helping the victims.” He has been on many assignments and all staff and volunteers are proud of his accomplishments and his willingness to help others in need.
David will be completing his paper work at the Springfield office today at 3 p.m. before he deploys for North Carolina.
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.
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.
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