Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Disaster Workers Deploying to Northern Illinois Floods

Red Cross disaster workers load flood cleanup kits
that will be made available to people affected by
the northern Illinois floods. Photo credit American
Red Cross
Denver, Thursday, July 27, 2017 - The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster workers to help with the devastating flooding in northern Illinois.
Rescuers visit a flooded neighborhood. Photo credit
American Red Cross

Robert Robertson is a volunteer with the Red Cross of Western Colorado. He will travel to northern Illinois to help with the flood recovery with the Client Services group. As such he will meet with flood victims to assess their needs and find resources to help them recover. Robertson previously deployed to the Wyoming flood response earlier this year.

Heather Zoccali will travel to northern Illinois to help with the flood recovery as a Disaster Assessment Specialist. As such she will help survey damage areas to help determine the resources that will be needed during recovery. Zoccali is a volunteer with the Red Cross of Northern Colorado and has deployed to large scale disasters on two other occasions.

Evan Metcalf, a volunteer with the Red Cross of the Mile High Area, will travel to Milwaukee, WI to serve as a supervisor for the Disaster Services Technology team. Evan has been a long-time volunteer for the Red Cross and has deployed to more than a dozen large-scale disasters since 2008.

To see the latest news about how you can help the Red Cross help the people that have lost everything due to the floods in Northern Illinois visit:

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About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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