Hawaii Red Cross volunteer to assist Oklahoma tornado victims

A Hawaii Red Cross volunteer from Oahu has departed to Oklahoma to help with the relief efforts. The volunteer nurse will be serving in a manager role in health services.

“This was our first request for a volunteer from our islands to go to Oklahoma but our local volunteers remain ready to be deployed if requested,” Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Coralie Matayoshi said. “Our volunteers are amazing and always willing to go where help is needed.”

The Red Cross is providing additional services in Oklahoma after the devastating tornadoes struck there Friday night. Disaster workers opened new shelters and are helping people recover from these latest storms and the earlier tornadoes that struck Moore and Shawnee.

So far, the Red Cross has:

  • Deployed more than 1,100 Red Cross disaster workers to provide shelter, meals and supplies throughout the affected communities in Oklahoma.
  • Served more than 238,000 meals and snacks
  • Distributed more than 37,000 relief items
  • Provided more than 11,400 health services and mental health contacts

Anyone interested in making a donation can visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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