Disaster in Alabama receive TN red cross volunteers

The Alabama Red Cross has opened 3 shelters for those who lost their homes and need temporary housing while they try to piece their lives back together.

 Frank Stobbe, a veteran Red Cross Disaster volunteer from Chattanooga, answered the call for a skilled staffing services specialist and will be leaving for Alabama in the next couple of hours.  He will be joined by a staffing specialist from Kingsport, TN as well as Diana Whaley, a nurse and Red Cross disaster volunteer from the Knoxville Chapter who are driving to Alabama Wednesday morning.

 American Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people’s immediate needs for safety and comfort and helping them return to their normal daily activities.  These services are free of charge, and are only possible through the generosity of American Red Cross donors.  Disaster volunteers are on call and deploy within 24 hours of being called leaving their families and day to day lives to help others.  Red Cross volunteers must commit to a 2 week minimum deployment often times working 12 to 14 hour days in tough conditions.