Local Red Cross director to aid disaster relief efforts



Todd James, executive director of the American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot counties, will be joining several hundred Red Cross disaster responders as part of the Oso, Wash., landslide disaster relief operation.
James will leave for Washington state on Saturday and will serve as the manager of the public affairs team.
James said the Red Cross is providing shelter, food, water, emotional support and health services to Snohomish area residents.
“The tragic loss of life and emotionally-draining uncertainty of this landslide makes this a very difficult time, and it will also make recovery even more challenging for the people affected. Red Cross mental health and spiritual care volunteers are caring for families who have lost loved ones or still are waiting for word on the missing,” James said.
Red Cross workers are also providing help at centers in Darrington and Arlington, Wash.



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