Lakeland Chapter sends two volunteers and emergency response vehicle to assist with North Dakota Floods

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter has dispatched Disaster Volunteers, Diane Knutson of Sturgeon Bay, WI and Jan Traversa of Pulaski, WI to Fargo, ND to assist with the 2009 Red River Valley Floods.

Knutson and Traversa will be leaving Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00am and will be driving a National Red Cross Emergency Relief Vehicle (ERV) from Green Bay to Fargo. They will be assisting as a mobile feeding unit providing nourishment and support for the many volunteers and emergency personnel helping with sandbagging efforts and for those displaced.

This is Knutson’s sixth national disaster assignment. She has assisted for Hurricane Wilma, Wildfires in California, Tornadoes in Arkansas and Lakewood, WI and last year helped with floods in East Central and Southern WI.

 This is Traversa fourth national disaster assignment. She has assisted for 

9-11, Hurricane Katrina and last year helped with floods in East Central and Southern WI.

 

Dee Knutson, talking with WFRV-TV 5 about her up coming deployment

Dee Knutson, talking with WFRV-TV 5 about her up coming deployment

Jan getting emotional when talking to the report about her prior relief experiances

Jan getting emotional when talking to the report about her prior relief experiances

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