Local Red Cross Deploys Two to Joplin


(SPRINGFIELD) -Two American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter Volunteers Being Deployed to Joplin, MO Anthony Doll and Sue McDermith leave this morning

The American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter is deploying two volunteers to Joplin, MO on Thursday morning, May 26, to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the tornado-ravaged town. Anthony Doll, the Chapter's Volunteer Coordinator, and Sue McDermith, a Disaster Action Team Volunteer, both will help in the area of client casework. This will be each person's second storm-related deployment in the last five weeks. Anthony recently returned from a two-week deployment in Alabama, while Sue recently returned from a two-week deployment in Georgia.

The best way local individuals can help those affected by this latest batch of severe weather is by going to www.redcross.org and making an online donation. These can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation to disaster relief.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The best way to help those affected by disasters is through a financial donation to the American Red Cross. Donations of money help tailor disaster relief to the needs of victims and restore the economic vitality of disaster-affected communities. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters. Contributions to the Disaster Relief may be sent to the American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Springfield, IL 62704 or donations can be made online at www.il-redcross.org. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

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