Lee County Red Cross Volunteer Deploying to Carolina Floods

    FORT MYERS, October 6, 2010 – Longtime Red Cross volunteer Jan George will be deploying to North Carolina tomorrow to assist in Red Cross flood relief efforts. Three Red Cross shelters are open (twenty were open at the height of the storm) in North Carolina to help those displaced from their homes by the rising floodwaters. Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to ensure that families have a safe place to stay, as well as meals and snacks. George, a Red Cross volunteer for 55 years, will serve as a manager in the Client Case Services activity. She has previously deployed to out-of-state disaster 15 times and is a highly skilled volunteer. “I’m ready,” George said. “The last time I was called out was the Iowa floods a few years ago, so I’m ready to go.” George is also a former disaster chair and board member of the Lee County Red Cross. A typical disaster deployment last between two and three weeks depending on the circumstances. For those who would like to learn more about volunteering for the Red Cross, please visit arclcc.org or call 239-278-3401.

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