Volunteers from Nashville Red Cross chapter set to deploy for New Jersey

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:36pm

At least a dozen volunteers with the American Red Cross Tennessee Volunteer Region are expected to deploy from Nashville Wednesday morning headed to the Sandy-stricken Northeast.

Volunteers are set to meet at the Nashville area Red Cross chapter on Charlotte Avenue at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday to receive deployment briefings before departing.

So far, 12 volunteers are confirmed for the disaster relief trip, according to Red Cross spokeswoman Beth Ferguson, with three others tentatively set to go. On Wednesday, the volunteers will leave the Nashville chapter for Tinton Falls, N.J., for 14 days to help with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Ferguson said the volunteers could be assigned to do anything from working in a shelter to driving an emergency response vehicle to delivering meals and supplies to working in logistics, getting supplies into affected areas. Most of the volunteers leaving Wednesday will likely work in shelters, she said.

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