Tennessee Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) drivers Al Hudson and Stewart Chapman talk with a Knoxville television reporter this afternoon before deploying to Louisiana to assist flood relief victims. Al is from the East Tennessee chapter and is on his first deployment. Stewart is from the Northeast Tennessee chapter and is on his 50th deployment.
As of this afternoon, the number of Tennessee Red Crossers deploying to Lousiana has increased to 11, and more will be deploying this week to join Red Crossers across the nation in the Bayou State. This is the second time this year that Red Crossers from our state have deployed to Louisiana, and this flood is much more severe. We salute all of our Red Crossers who have deployed or will be deploying soon to Louisiana!