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Kathy Wong of Florham Park Among NJ Residents Assisting Red Cross in Helping Louisiana Flood Victims

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The American Red Cross continues to help thousands of people impacted by the flooding in Louisiana. More than 7,000 people remained in Red Cross and community shelters Tuesday night and thousands more are without power in hot, humid conditions.

The Red Cross and its partners have served nearly 100,000 meals and snacks since the onset of the flooding. They have also mobilized more than 60 disaster response vehicles, nearly 40,000 ready-to-eat meals and dozens of trailers filled with shelter and kitchen supplies to bolster relief efforts.

“Volunteers from here in New Jersey are proudly serving alongside local volunteers in Louisiana where they continue to provide help and hope to families who have lost their homes due to unprecedented flooding,” said Ana Montero, regional CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “The scope of this disaster is vast and it is the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy. Please consider making a financial donation to the Red Cross today to support the people of Louisiana.”

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Fourteen Red Crossers from New Jersey are among those assisting with relief efforts in Louisiana. Kathy Wong of Florham Park has deployed to serve as a shelter supervisor; Mary Sterling of Freehold, Linda Kolman of Ventnor City, Carrie McIntosh of Pennsville and Ali Mansour of Somerset are also working at shelters; Lynn Paul of Voorhees, Barry Verbel of Somerset, Christopher Cummings of Glendora and George Jinks of West Orange are helping with feeding services; Jodi Bocco of West Long Branch is providing disaster mental health services; Paul Gass of Springfield is assisting with disaster assessment; Debra Lavender of Little Egg Harbor is supporting health services; Kathleen Maher of Ocean is lending a hand with disaster technology and Mary Brown of Manville will be supporting the operation. Several additional volunteers are supporting the relief efforts remotely from New Jersey.

Florham Park or East Hanover residents who are interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, can visit redcross.org today to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recovery from these disasters. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make a donation.

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