Another four volunteers from the Western New York and Finger Lakes Regions of the American Red Cross have deployed for Central New York to assist in the response to massive flooding across the region Friday. The Red Cross opened three shelters over the weekend in the area, to provide warm meals, snacks, comfort and relief supplies for residents impacted by the severe weather conditions. More than 15 counties in Central New York have been affected.
A list of all 16 local volunteers from the Western New York and Finger Lakes Regions who have been deployed is below, with the most recent deployments listed in bold.
NAME, HOMETOWN FUNCTION
Carmella Bartimole, Olean Disaster Mental Health
Stephen Erbland, Dansville Logistics
Marianne Evans, Ransomville Sheltering
Jennifer Goodbout, Olean Sheltering
Ari Gottlib, Rochester External Relations
Michael Hoplight, Niagara Falls Logistics
Patricia Jung, Wellsville Staff Services
Norm Kehl, Strykersville Disaster Assessment
Stuart Moore, Allegany Sheltering
Tony Muscolino, Finger Lakes Region External Relations
Sarah Perkins, Pittsford Disaster Assessment
Diane Sargent, Lockport Disaster Assessment
Edward Steinhauer, Elmira Disaster Assessment
Gary Thompson, Finger Lakes Region Logistics
Emily Upham, Rochester Health Services
Mary Walls, Williamsville Disaster Assessment
These local volunteers join the Red Cross response which, as of yesterday, included the distribution of 750 cleaning supplies such as trash bags, gloves, and mops; providing 350 comfort and personal hygiene kits; and serving nearly 6,000 meals and snacks. Disaster assessment teams continue to meet with residents to determine immediate needs and establish long term recovery plans. Health service and mental health service workers are also available at shelters to provide comfort and emotional relief to affected residents.