Saturday, August 30, 2008

Locals make a difference with disaster response to Gustav

The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area has dispatched vehicles, equipment and volunteers to respond to the needs of the Gulf Coast Red Cross in advance of the landfall of Hurricane Gustav, on course to hit that region as early as Labor Day.
On Wednesday, Aug. 27, our chapter deployed two Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) and four volunteers to a staging area in Alabama.
On Thursday, we deployed two additional ERVs and additional volunteers Other volunteers are enroute to the area. The National Capital Area has activated its Regional Disaster Coordination Center (RDCC) at its Fairfax headquarters.

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