48 volunteers deploy for relief efforts

A total of 48 Hawaii Red Cross volunteers have been deployed for the wide-ranging American Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

A total of 48 Hawaii Red Cross volunteers have been deployed for the wide-ranging American Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

For Harvey, a total of 31 volunteers were deployed: 15 from Oahu, 10 from the Big Island, 5 from Maui, and 1 from Molokai. For Irma, a total 17 volunteers were deployed: 7 from Oahu, 4 from Kauai, 3 from Maui and 3 from the Big Island.

Three Hawaii Red Cross team members are also assisting virtually; one Big Island volunteer will be assisting as a call agent, one Oahu volunteer is assisting with shelter population counts, and one Oahu staff member is assisting with Service to the Armed Forces Hero Care call center and casework.

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