Three More Hawai‘i Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to Samoa
Three additional Hawai‘i Red Cross volunteers are deploying to American Samoa to help with the Red Cross response to Tropical Cyclone Gita. Renise Bayne, Timothy Dunstan and Celeste Duncan are from O‘ahu and will be assisting with casework, the Red Cross announced on March 1, 2018.
They join two volunteers from the Big Island, Karen Kane and Susan Hicks, who deployed in the middle of February.
The American Red Cross is providing assistance to families affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita as well as severe winds, floods and landslides. More than 2,400 emergency supplies like tarps, flashlights and comfort kits have been distributed and additional supplies are on the way, including clean-up kits, mosquito nets and more. Red Cross disaster workers will conduct damage assessments and get ready to open a Service Center for families with major damage or destroyed homes next week.