Tucson residents stepping up to help West Virginia flood victims

Tucson residents stepping up to help West Virginia flood victims

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The state of West Virginia is trying to rebuild after historic flooding last week.

Right now, 23 people are dead and thousands are left without a home.

But now, the American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter is stepping up to help.

Julia Dailey, executive director of the southern Arizona chapter, will catch a plane to West Virginia Tuesday morning.

Dailey will be the recovery lead for the 1,000-year flood response in West Virginia.

She was recently appointed to executive director earlier this year, but has several years of experience in disaster relief.

Most recently, she was the Disaster State Relations Director for the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Division.

Dailey said she is honored to join other Tucsonans who are already on the ground supporting the West Virginia response.

"Our dedicated and talented team in southern Arizona continue to be called upon to provide leadership during disasters around the country and I look forward to bringing the experience home to make our team here even better," Dailey said.

For more information about the American Red Cross, or ways to help West Virginia Flooding victims, click here: http://tucsonne.ws/29dNW6X

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