Volunteer efforts from the Alaska Red Cross are heading to the East coast today to assist in the American Red Cross relief response for Hurricane Sandy.
The Red Cross of Alaska has deployed 5 disaster workers to the East Coast in response to Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, and is in the process of deploying more. Volunteers from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, and Wasilla are already representing our state Red Cross chapter
Kelley McGuirk, Director of Disaster Services for American Red Cross of Alaska said that “this response to Sandy is just getting started. The storm has left devastation in its wake and we will be helping people for many weeks to come,” and “this will be very costly and the Red Cross needs help now. We ask everyone to support us as we help people recover from this massive storm.”
When Alaskans deploy to out-of-state or out-of-country disasters, it not only helps those urgently in need. Disaster workers gain valuable skills while working on Outside responses that promote their volunteer efforts in Alaska.