Press release from the American Red Cross:
Local Red Cross Volunteer to help with Alabama Tornado Relief
(April 30, 2010) American Red Cross volunteer with the Northeast Indiana Chapter, Julia Bauer, will deploy from Fort Wayne on Saturday, May 1, to assist victims of the Alabama storms which struck earlier this week. Bauer will work as a disaster mental health volunteer in Guntersville, Alabama, (near Huntsville). She will provide for and respond to the psychosocial needs of tornado victims. This includes psychological first aid, crisis intervention and casualty support. Her service is expected to last 10 – 21 days. This is Bauer’s ninth disaster deployment, which includes disaster relief deployments following hurricanes Ike, Gustav, Ernesto and Katrina.
You can help people affected by disasters like the recent tornadoes in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Visit redcross.org to make a financial contribution. 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.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana serves seven counties: Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties in Indiana and Williams County in Ohio. The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, contact the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana at (260) 484-9336 or 1-800-513-2599, or visit redcrossofnei.org.
Way to go Julia – As a member of the disaster relief team myself, I am preparing for my 7th deployment…Thanks for hanging in there and being loyal to the service of others!!