This is Danelle Schlegelmilch, from the Heartland Chapter in Omaha, reporting from the Atlanta floods disaster relief operation. Hello from my first day on my first deployment with the Red Cross (and my first Emergency Response Vehicle ride)!
I’m on board ERV 1189 with Mike and Butch from the North Treasure Coast Chapter in Florida. Before we left today to do mobile feeding, we loaded up with 200heater meals and 20 cases of water to give to residents affected by the recent flooding in the Southeast.
Our first stop was the countryside village of Atlanta in Lawrenceville, GA. This mostly Spanish-speaking neighborhood has an estimated 109 affected families. We were able to distribute heater meals and water to families there.
It was hard to see so many people who have lost everything that they own, but it is amazing that we are able to help them rebuild their lives. I am definitely proud to have this Red Cross on my chest today.