Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wyoming Red Crosser Deploying to Wisconsin

Cheyenne, WY - Thursday, July 20, 2017- Red Cross disaster workers deploying to Wisconsin in response to significant flooding.
Flooding in southeast Wisconsin

Heavy rains have caused significant flooding over Wisconsin this week and many people have been displaced requiring the opening of multiple shelters. Additional heavy rain is forecast for the region.

Sylvia Raumaker, a volunteer with the Red Cross of Wyoming, will deploy to Wisconsin to serve as a shelter supervisor. As such, Sylvia will work closely with shelter workers and residents to provide the services needed by those affected. Sylvia has been a Red Cross disaster worker for several years and is a frequent responder when the call of support is given. Sylvia recently returned from supporting the affected by the Arizona wildfires in June.

Red Cross volunteers and staff are currently working more than 15 disaster responses from California to New York. A typical deployment to a large scale disaster is from 14 to 21 days. If you would like to become a Red Cross disaster responder visit our website at www.redcross.org and click on the word Volunteer.

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donate to the Red Cross to help people affected by disasters big and small. Every single
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