Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Disaster Workers Heading to California Wildfires

Smoke from California Wildfires. Photo courtesy NOAA/NWS
Denver, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster workers to help with the wildfires currently in California.

Dennis Hughes, with the Mile High Area Red Cross will deploy as a shelter supervisor. Hughes is currently the Disaster Program Specialist for the Mile High Area. This will be his first deployment to a large-scale disaster outside of Colorado.

Charlotte Hardy, a volunteer from Powell, WY with the Red Cross of Wyoming, will travel to California to serve as a shelter supervisor for the shelters in California. As such she will supervise shelter operations to ensure high quality service delivery for those in the shelters. Charlotte has deployed to many large-scale disasters across the country.

Corey Hixson, a volunteer from the Denver metro area, will be supporting the logistics team on the California operation, Corey is a dedicated and active volunteer with the Mile High Area and has been with the Red Cross for more than 5 years. This is his first deployment outside of the Colorado & Wyoming Region.

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