Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Letters to the Editor

October 10, 2012

Red Cross has new coordinator

Oct. 10, 2012 —

The editor:

The American Red Cross is pleased to introduce our new disaster services coordinator for the Mid-East Kentucky Chapter, Rich DeAngelis. Rich will be serving Bath, Breathitt, Elliott, Fleming, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Rowan, and Wolfe counties.

Rich brings with him a strong background in public education and coaching. He is sure to be an asset to the American Red Cross as we work to fulfill our mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

If you have a disaster-related emergency, you can contact Rich at rich.deangelis@redcross.org, call him at 606-207-2562, or stop by his office at 126 West Main Street in Mount Sterling.

Almost every day, the American Red Cross is called upon to assist one of our friends and neighbors. Just six short months ago, thousands of lives were forever changed by the devastating tornadoes in Eastern Kentucky.

During that response, the American Red Cross sheltered 262 individuals, provided trained health care professionals who checked on the mental and physical wellbeing of nearly 2,000 people, and supplied the resources for over 27,000 meals and snacks which were prepared and distributed through our partner agencies like the Salvation Army and Southern Baptist Convention. Additionally, we have given direct financial assistance to over 1,000 people thus far.

We continue to meet the needs of those affected by this devastating event through our involvement with the various long term recovery committees that have been established.

While some disasters, like the tornadoes, make headlines, most do not. In fact, last year the Mid-East Chapter of the American Red Cross provided disaster assistance to 94 families who were affected by a disaster such as a home fire.

The American Red Cross has been privileged to serve the people of this area since 1918. We appreciate the continued support of so many who make it possible for us to carry out our important work, and we look forward to helping the citizens of this area for many years to come.

Larry Beeman, Board Chair

Mid-East Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross

Terry Burkhart, Regional CEO

Bluegrass Region of the American Red Cross

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