American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter deploys two more disaster relief workers to East Coast

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The Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red cross has sent two more disaster relief workers to the East Coast to aid in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

Joe Mann, 80, of Tempe, has volunteered with the Red Cross for the past 11 years and is heading to Newark, N.J., to work in mental health.

Joy Richards, 57, of Glendale, is the leader of the Southwest Valley Disaster Action Team that responds to local emergencies like home fires and floods.  She will be going to White Plains, N.Y., to be a shelter supervisor.

The Grand Canyon Chapter has now deployed 21 people and two emergency response vehicles to the East Coast for Sandy relief operations. With a nor'easter storm following up in Sandy's wake of destruction, the Grand Canyon Chapter is considering deploying even more volunteers in the weeks to come.

Find out how you can help with the disaster relief effort for Hurricane Sandy by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or visiting

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