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Area Red Cross volunteer travels to help after Isaac

Posted by wlpo on August 31, 2012

Isaac wasn’t a hurricane for long but it still brought significant damage to parts of Louisiana.  American Red Cross volunteers are coming from across the country to help the people affected by the storm, including Joyce Cook of Kangley.

Sarah Stasik is the Executive Director of the Illinois Valley Chapter where Cook is a volunteer.  Stasik says Cook was asked Thursday to travel to Texas almost immediately after posting that she was available.

Cook will be handling client cases, interviewing the people displaced by the storm and finding out what they need.  She’s expected to be gone for two to three weeks.

In the past, local volunteers have traveled to help after Hurricane Katrina and with wild fires in California.  The Red Cross is paying for her travel expenses and meals.

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