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Hurricane Harvey News

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Sep 8, 2017
In the News

As an American Red Cross volunteer, John Vale has been trained in disaster assessment. Vale said during a telephone interview Monday night that was what he had planned to do when he was deployed to Texas in anticipation of the massive hurricane. His assignment has turned out different than originally planned. Vale said the punishing wind and rain over an extended period of time from the Category 4 storm made it difficult for him to do the disaster assessment, plus tornado warnings and dangerous floodwaters led to a shelter-in-place being issued.

August 29, 2017 | The Times Telegram (NY)
Sep 8, 2017
In the News

Many area residents are watching the devastation of Hurricane Harvey from a distance. But one Chelmsford resident and Chelmsford High School alumnus, Cameron Zamagni, is seeing the storm’s wrath firsthand. And, he is doing what he can to assist those who have lost so much, as they struggle to cope with the crisis. Zamagni, 23, is the leader of a team from Americorps, on a 21-day stay at the George R. Brown Convention Center, serving as a place of respite for thousands of displaced individuals and families. “I got down here Tuesday night [Aug. 29,]” said Zamagni.

September 5, 2017 | The Chelmsford Wicked Local (MA)
Sep 8, 2017
In the News

More than 30 volunteers through AmeriCorps have left Vicksburg to assist victims of the devastating flooding that has taken place in south Texas. AmeriCorps members of the National Civilian Community Corps, a high mobility branch of AmeriCorps that responds to natural disasters, loaded into vans Tuesday headed for Dallas, where they will help staff an American Red Cross mega-shelter at the Convention Center to assist those displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

August 29, 2017 | The Vicksburg Post (MS)
Sep 8, 2017
In the News

Hurricane Harvey is about to wreak havoc on the gulf coast. So now, volunteers from across the United States, including from the Capitol Region, are traveling to Texas to lend a hand. Kevin Coffey, the Regional Chief Development Officer for the Northeastern New York Chapter of the Red Cross, says as of Friday afternoon they sent nine regional volunteers to Texas. Three of them are from the Capitol Region. Coffey says that number will grow, and he expects to send about 30 or 40 more in the coming days or weeks.

August 25, 2017 | WRBG-TV (NY)
Sep 8, 2017
In the News

Maryland volunteers were deployed to Houston for 21 days. They’ve seen the aftermath and say the videos and pictures don’t do it justice. Millions are struggling with the damage Hurricane Harvey left behind. Its grip is tighter than any storm before, changing lives forever as rescuers continue to search waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims. More than 70 members of AmeriCorps were deployed from Baltimore to Texas. Luke Lauer says his group is called “The 53.” They set up shop at a convention center in Houston.

September 1, 2017 | WJZ-TV (MD)

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