DENVER, Col. (RELEASE) - The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster relief volunteers to help the people of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa that have been devastated by floods.
Sylvia Raumaker, a volunteer with the American Red Cross of Wyoming will deploy to Nebraska as part of the Mass Care sheltering team.
Thea Wasche, a volunteer with the Red Cross of the Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado will deploy to Nebraska as part of the Mass Care sheltering team.
Susan Edholm, a volunteer with the Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado will deploy to Nebraska as part of the Disaster Health Service.
Ginger Hazelbaker, a volunteer with the Wyoming will deploy to Iowa as part of the Mass Care Sheltering team
Sue Wiseman, a volunteer with the Red Cross of Western Colorado will deploy to Iowa as a member of the Disaster Assessment team.
More than 40 locations on rivers, creeks or streams in Iowa, eastern Nebraska, southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois experienced major flooding. Most of these rivers will continue to rise as snowmelt makes it into riverways, including the Mississippi and Missouri watersheds. Ice jams will also cause flooding as melting ice on some rivers is breaking up and later jamming downstream.
Last year nearly 372,000 individuals volunteered their time for the Red Cross. Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Become a Red Cross volunteer – there are lots of ways you can help. To find out more, including how to apply, visit the ‘Volunteer’ information on redcross.org.