Local Red Cross volunteers wind up aid work in NY

first_imgYou can read more about Randy Anderson and Wendy Parmeter’s relief efforts in their blog and in this photo gallery.Vancouver’s Randy Anderson and Wendy Parmeter are coming home, knowing they “got it right” spending the past week helping with American Red Cross relief efforts in the Northeast in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.Anderson and Parmeter joined five other Vancouver volunteers and hundreds of volunteers from the around the country to deliver food in storm-struck areas, at times distributing more than 1,000 meals a day from the emergency response vehicle they spent six days driving across the country from Vancouver.The vehicle was one of dozens sent to the area by the American Red Cross to help with the relief efforts. Anderson and Parmeter took their truck to areas such as Deer Park, east of New York City on Long Island, where they combed the streets to deliver sandwiches, fruit, water and hot meals. Many homes there had no power, and some lost power again when a nor’easter blew through the region shortly after Superstorm Sandy.They slept on cots in a school gym at a local college with 300 other volunteers. Showers were hard to come by, and so was sleep.last_img

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