Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Regional Executive Corner with Joel R. Sullivan - October 2015

Red Cross Helps After Flooding in South Carolina

In May of 2010, the Nashville area experienced significant flooding that destroyed homes and businesses and left a lasting impact on our community.  Neighbors from across the state and beyond extended a helping hand and we are grateful for that assistance. 

Today, communities in South Carolina are experiencing the same devastation on an even larger scale, as the “1,000 year flood” has left hundreds of people without a home and many without work.

As always, the Red Cross is there to help.  Working alongside community partners, the Red Cross is providing a safe place to stay, food and shelter to those in need.  Nearly 800 Red Cross workers, 56 response vehicles and shelter supplies for 5,000 people have been mobilized for South Carolina.

Since the flooding began, the Red Cross has worked with community partners to:
•     Serve more than 106,500 meals and snacks
•     Hand out more than 78,200 relief items
•     Provide more than 2,700 health and mental health services

Please join me in recognizing our 21 volunteers from the Tennessee Region currently deployed to South Carolina to assist with disaster relief.

Tennesseans currently deployed:

Northeast Tennessee
Stewart Chapman
Patricia Castle
Janet Ryan
Diane Miller
Sandra McMurray
Brenda Mullins

East Tennessee
Doris West
Don Barker
Raymond Campbell
Ken Curry
Mary Walker
Fritz Walker
Elisa Barr

Nashville Area
David Maberry
Virginia McKenzie
Rob Mynhier

Tennessee River
Shirley Connolly

Mid-West Tennessee
Dennis Lee

Paula Forrest
Tiffany Crumpton
Bob Wallace

The American Red Cross distributes cleaning supplies,
shovels, tarps, buckets and large containers at a bulk distribution site.
Photo by Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross
While Red Cross volunteers are supporting people affected by flooding right now, we depend on the continued support of the public to help people affected by disasters big and small.  Please help by making a donation or by sharing this information with your friends, family and coworkers.

You can make a difference too by providing your support to our Tennessee Volunteers and the people of South Carolina.  You can do that by donating to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

Thank you for your support of the American Red Cross!  Together…we make a difference in the lives of others. 

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