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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Wyoming boots on the ground in flooded Texas

Red Cross volunteers distributing food and supplies

 

September 1, 2017

COURTESY/The American Red Cross/Danie Cima

In the overnight hours of Aug. 28 into Aug. 29 the shelter population at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, nearly tripled to over 9,000 residents (nearly twice the size of Worland). "No one will be turned away." Was the mantra of service at the Houston Mega Shelter. Pictured is one of five bays of dormitories at the shelter. In the overnight hours of Aug. 28 into Aug. 29 the shelter population at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, nearly tripled to over 9,000 residents (nearly twice the size of Worland). "No one will be turned away." Was the mantra of service at the Houston Mega Shelter. Pictured is one of five bays of dormitories at the shelter.

HOUSTON, TX – From her command center in Gillette, Red Cross Disaster Program Director Cindi Shank has been busy manning the phones and coordinating relief efforts and donations, while 21 volunteers with the Wyoming-Colorado region Red Cross work in Texas to help those displaced by Hurricane Harvey, and the resulting flooding in southeast Texas.

"I'll be going down [to Texas] in two weeks, and frankly, we will probably be involved there for years," said Shank, by phone.

"The Wyoming Red Cross is considered a Level One response group due to our experience with wildfires," said Shank. "Wyo...



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