Several volunteers from Southern AZ in the Midwest assisting with disaster relief

Several volunteers from Southern AZ in the Midwest assisting with disaster relief

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross is sending two more volunteers to assist with the Midwest Floods and Tornado disaster relief effort, according to a news release from the Red Cross.

Two more volunteers Kathy Hay, RN and Carrie “Doc” Morgan are being sent by the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist in the disaster operations. They will join 8 other volunteers from the Southern Arizona Chapter serving the Midwest.

  • Kathy, who just received her American Red Cross Nurse’s pin (for 20 hours of service) will be heading to Arkansas to help with Disaster Health Services.
Kathy Hay will be heading to Arkansas to help with Disaster Health Services. (Source: Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross)
Kathy Hay will be heading to Arkansas to help with Disaster Health Services. (Source: Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross) (Source: Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross)
  • Carrie “Doc” Morgan will be going to St. Louis, Missouri to be a shelter supervisor.
Carrie “Doc” Morgan will be going to St. Louis, Missouri to be a shelter supervisor. (Source: Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross)
Carrie “Doc” Morgan will be going to St. Louis, Missouri to be a shelter supervisor. (Source: Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross) (Source: Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross)

Both Kathy and Doc have had several disaster assignments in the past.

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross sent two more volunteers to Little Rock, AR to assist with disaster relief on Thursday, June 6.

  • Jeanne Long, a Disaster Mental Health worker will help provide emotional support.
Jeanne Long
Jeanne Long (Source: Southern Arizona Chapter of the Red Cross)
  • John McGee will be assigned to do Disaster Assessment of the homes that have been damaged by the flooding.
John McGee
John McGee (Source: Southern Arizona Chapter of the Red Cross)

Both McGee, and Long have been on previous disaster assignment and will be leaving from Tucson International Airport early Thursday afternoon.

Two volunteers left on Wednesday, June 5 - Joan Scott is headed to St. Louis, Missouri as a casework supervisor, while Ron Metz is also headed to Little Rock, Arkansas for disaster assessment.

Red Cross volunteer Joan Scott is headed to St. Louis, MO. (Source: The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross)
Red Cross volunteer Joan Scott is headed to St. Louis, MO. (Source: The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross) (Source: The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross)
Ron Metz Red Cross volunteer headed to Little Rock, AR.
Ron Metz Red Cross volunteer headed to Little Rock, AR. (Source: The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross)

According to the release, as of May 31, 2019 the Red Cross had more than 900 trained disaster workers on the ground in seven states, providing shelter, food, relief supplies as well as other support to those in need.

To make a financial donation to the Midwest tornado and flooding relief effort, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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