NWLA Red Cross volunteers head to N. Carolina ahead of Hurricane Irene | Community Spirit
Original release by: Northwest Louisiana American Red Cross
On Wednesday, August 24th, two volunteers from the Northwest Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross will head to a staging area in North Carolina in the Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) for a possible disaster response from Hurricane Irene.
Volunteers Rachel Byrd of Shreveport and Lonzo Sheffield of Bossier City will be leaving in the ERV at 9am from the Red Cross chapter, located at 4221 Linwood Avenue in Shreveport. The ERV will be used to reach affected areas and provide them with whatever supplies and services are needed, such as food, water, clean up supplies and mobile casework.
The Red Cross is closely monitoring this storm as well as this afternoon’s earthquakes, and the needs resulting from them. Additional Red Cross volunteers may be sent to assist with either disaster.
Depending on the impact of the hurricane along the east coast, the volunteers deploying tomorrow may be diverted to the earthquake response. If you would like to know more about being a local or national disaster volunteer or the programs of the American Red Cross, please call (318) 865-9545.
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