American Red Cross volunteers from Eastern Massachusetts, after working in our communities during Hurricane Sandy, are accepting deployments to states devastated by the superstorm.
Jon Abrams of Dedham, whose Red Cross specialty is disaster fundraising, has deployed to the New York region.
The disaster fundraising specialist helps gather stories as the event unfolds and helps raise money quickly to help us pay for the meals, shelters and even blankets needed in a crisis.
The American Red Cross has mobilized more than 2,000 disaster workers from all over the country who have served more than 25,000 meals and snacks so far. We have also activated 167 response vehicles and shipped in more than 230,000 ready-to-eat meals.
Jon Abrams, in accepting this deployment, is gaining experience working with Red Cross experts throughout the U.S. When he returns to Massachusetts, his knowledge will help better inform our efforts, and help make our local region stronger.
If you would like to train to become a disaster volunteer, or fund this long-term relief effort, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCross.Org.