Red Cross volunteer Rick Umstead hands out hot meals to Hurricane Irene victims. Courtesy American Red Cross
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TULSA - Four additional volunteers have deployed or will deploy to assist with relief operations on the east coast, Tulsa Red Cross spokeswoman Donita Quesnel said.
"Two of the volunteers left early Sunday morning; two more will depart early Monday, bringing to 20 the total of number of volunteers dispatched from the Eastern Oklahoma Region," Quesnel said.
Four Red Cross volunteers from the Eastern Oklahoma Region left Friday and Saturday.
The volunteers from the Eastern Oklahoma Region have deployed in response to Sandy and are assigned to various roles including IT/technology, damage assessment and shelter operations, Quesnel said.
HOW TO HELP
Financial donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org , call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
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