Press Release: Local Red Cross Volunteer Heads to Iowa for Flood Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 9, 2008

Contact: Peyton Roberts, 858-309-1271 (desk) or 858-205-0148 (mobile)

(San Diego)—American Red Cross volunteer and Point Loma resident Steve Schweitzer will be traveling to Iowa Tuesday morning, June 10th, to assist response efforts that are underway following tornadoes and widespread flooding in the area. As of this morning, five shelters were open in Iowa to accommodate families displaced by the storms.

Since joining the American Red Cross – San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter in 2005, Schweitzer has volunteered during numerous large response operations, including Hurricane Katrina, the Soledad Mountain Landslide, and the October 2007 Wildfires.

Schweitzer will be available for interview from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Tuesday June 10th, at Terminal 2 of Lindbergh Field, prior to passing through security for his 8:45 a.m. flight to Des Moines.

About the American Red Cross, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Counties ‘America’s most prepared communities.’ With the public’s ongoing support we provide life saving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact 858-309-1200 or visit http://www.sdarc.org.

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