SE MN volunteers assist East Coast residentsPublished 9:40am Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Four southern Minnesota American Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to the East Coast to help with aid for Hurricane Sandy.
Tom Ranzenberger of Stewartville and Don Whited of Rochester left from Rochester Tuesday, and Craig Dale of New Ulm and Gene Retka of Courtland departed from Mankato with two of the area’s Emergency Response Vehicles. Almost 200 Red Cross ERVs are mobilizing to distribute meals and relief supplies after the storm passes. Thousands of ready-to-eat meals and relief supplies such as cots and blankets are also being sent to the region.