(LARIMER, CO) — The American Red Cross of Greater Idaho is deploying two disaster volunteers to support Red Cross relief operations in Larimer, Colorado, the site of one of the largest wildfires in Colorado history. Sharon Dufour, Southwest Idaho District Manager for Preparedness and Response, will deploy as an external relations and government operations service associate, assisting response directors with coordination of independent agencies. Roy Marlowe of Idaho Falls, Idaho, will deploy as a disaster mental health volunteer and will help fire victims cope with the emotional impact caused by this disaster. Roy joined Tim Lewis on Friday’s IMN to talk about the upcoming experience.
Hear Roy with Tim, HERE: [audio:http://www.eastidahonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Roy-Marlowe-June-22.mp3|titles=Roy Marlowe June 22]
The Red Cross depends on financial donations to help people affected by disasters like these tornadoes and wildfires. To help in these Red Cross relief efforts, the public is encouraged to make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 contribution. Contributions can also be sent to the Idaho Red Cross at 146 South Cole Road, Boise, ID 83709.
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
Jason Borba, KPVI
Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com