Red Cross Volunteer Gets Ready for His Sixth National Disaster Assignment

Harvey on his 2008 Deployment for Hurricane Gustav.

The American Red Cross East Central Wisconsin Chapter is deploying disaster volunteer, Harvey Lorenz, of Neenah, to Birmingham, Alabama to assist with the April tornadoes that devastated a wide spread area of the south almost one week ago.

This will be Lorenz’s sixth national disaster deployment. He has assisted for Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Gustav, the ice storms in Wichita, Kansas and the flooding in Union Grove, Wisconsin.

Because of his extensive banking background and specialized Red Cross training, Lorenz will serve as a supervisor of financial and statistical information in Birmingham.

How to Help: The Red Cross depends on financial donations to help in times of disaster. Those who want to help people affected by disasters like wildfires, floods and tornadoes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. This gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, and people can also text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to local American Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross,P.O. Box 37243,Washington,DC20013.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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