During man-made or natural disaster the American Red Cross deploys trained personnel, to assist local officials during a time of crisis.
This was exactly why we were called to assist with the hostage situation in Marinette, Wisconsin. Within minutes of receiving the call for assistance, we deployed mental health professional to assist with the emotional toll this was taking on the families and our Emergency Response Vehicle filled with food and beverages for first responders.
Ron Haduch, Lead Red Cross Disaster Volunteer for the Marinette/Menominee area stated that he appreciated the efforts of the Marinette/Menominee and Green Bay disaster team pulling together with the people and businesses in the community.
As a member of the Marinette community Ron said “I am very proud of my community for the support that was given during this trying time. Everyone did an amazing job in keeping a stressful situation under control.”
Just like local officials, we must practice emergency situation so we are ready to respond with efficiency and maximum benefit for the community we serve. We thank our staff, volunteers and donors for their support so we are ready to respond anytime, anywhere for any reason.