Red Cross volunteer Rick Umstead helps load hot meals in St. Louis, MO to distribute to Hurricane Irene victims in eastern North Carolina. Courtesy American Red Cross
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TULSA - Four additional Red Cross volunteers from the Eastern Oklahoma Region left Friday and Saturday to assist with Red Cross relief operations in White Plains, NY, including three who flew out early Saturday morning, Tulsa Red Cross spokeswoman Donita Quesnel said.
To date, 16 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.
As of Friday night, more than 6,100 people were still being housed and cared for in 102 Red Cross shelters in 7 states – New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio, 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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