Eastern Mass volunteers deploy to Colorado

Colorado Floods 2013Three Eastern Massachusetts Red Cross volunteers are answering the call for help in Colorado, which continues to deal with flash flooding.

Melissa Sieminski of Scituate will be joined by Paul and Carol Neuger of Duxbury in Colorado, representing Eastern Mass as they tackle bulk distributing and volunteer staffing needs, respectively.

Melissa Sieminski

Melissa Sieminski

So far, the American Red Cross has:

  • Deployed more than 400 workers to staff shelters and evacuation centers
  • Mobilized more than 20 Red Cross vehicles to distribute relief supplies
  • Worked with community partners to provide more than 10,000 meals and snacks
  • Provided more than 1,700 health and mental health contacts

In the days to come, the Red Cross will be supporting Disaster Assistance Centers by offering relief supplies and other recovery support.

The Red Cross continues to work closely with local emergency management officials, the Colorado National Guard to help ensure people get the help they need.

Access to some communities is difficult due to flood waters and damaged roads. As flooded areas begin to re-open, the Red Cross will be there to assess the damage, distribute clean up supplies and support a recovery effort that will take weeks and months. We’re already planning for that effort now.

Please join us in wishing our volunteers the best of luck. To find out how you can help, visit RedCross.Org.

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