Central New Jersey Red Cross Volunteers
Assisting Flood Relief Efforts in New England
May 22, 2006|
Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043|
PRINCETON, NJ, May 18, 2006 --
American Red Cross of Central New Jersey Disaster Relief Volunteers
Michele and Ted Saunders of South River, NJ, prepare a Red Cross
Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) for the drive to assist flood
victims in New England.
PRINCETON, NJ, May 22, 2006 – Heavy rainfall over a
five-day period in New England triggered the worst flooding in 70 years,
according to the National Weather Service. More than a foot of rain fell
in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Southern Maine recently, with as
much as 17 inches falling in some areas. The American Red Cross set up
shelters to provide a safe haven for those who were evacuated and is now
assisting residents as they return to their homes.
Seven Disaster Relief Volunteers from the American Red Cross of Central
New Jersey were deployed to assist with Red Cross relief efforts in New
England. They will help serve meals and distribute needed supplies, such
as ice and cleaning materials, to residents devastated by the floods.
One of the seven, Patrick Tracy, is a leadership level volunteer and is
serving as a member of the management team for this relief operation.
Patrick is responsible for directing the logistics efforts supporting
Red Cross volunteers as they provide aid and comfort to those who have
suffered damage to, or have completely lost, their homes.
The volunteers deployed to New England include:
Michele and Ted Saunders of South River, NJ
Edna Sandaal of Carteret, NJ
Vincent Garibaldi of Woodbridge, NJ
Joan Smith of Lambertville, NJ
Ruth Jackson of Trenton, NJ
Patrick Tracy of Yardley, PA
PRINCETON, NJ, May 19,
2006 -- Disaster Relief Volunteers (pictured L-R)
Vincent Garibaldi of Woodbridge, Edna Sandaal of Carteret,
Ruth Jackson of Trenton, and Joan Smith of Lambertville,
fill out necessary paperwork at the American Red Cross of
Central New Jersey in Princeton before deployment to assist
flood victims in New England.
These volunteers also assisted the Red Cross with relief
efforts in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. They have again
dedicated at least two weeks to the relief effort in New England, if
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by
voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can
help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year,
disasters like the New England Floods, by making a financial gift to the
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to
provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of
disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to
designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time
of your donation. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish).
Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local
American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box
37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online
contribution by visiting
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Hunterdon Branch: 349 Route 31 South, Suite 501, Flemington, NJ 08822 .
908-782-4121 . Fax: 908-782-2864