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Red Cross thankful for community support

I am the Disaster Action Team Leader for the American Red Cross here in Grant County. During my tenure with the Red Cross, I had my first experience at opening a shelter in Grant County for the clients who were affected by the tornado that struck Northern Grant County on March 2, 2012. I want to commend the volunteers and businesses that responded so quickly to the needs of the people of Grant County. 

My heart was overwhelmed with the tremendous turnout of people wanting to help at the shelter, help with cleanup, help provide clothing, etc.  I also want to commend my Grant County team members who immediately responded when getting the call and helped out the entire weekend with whatever was asked of them. The actions of all involved in any aspect of the events that weekend showed just how much the people of Grant County are always here to help each other. I can’t end this note without thanking Wal-Mart. The manager showed up at the shelter and immediately asked what was needed and provided us immediately with what was asked. He even kept checking throughout the weekend to see if anything else was needed. 

I’d like to also thank all of you who have sent monetary donations. I received nearly $10,000 in the mail to be deposited into the Grant County account of the American Red Cross. So this letter is to just say thank you to you the citizens of Grant County and my Disaster Action Team members: Sherry Hall, Nancy Owens, Gayle Jackson, Jimmy Jackson, Wanda Hammons, Marc Tepe and Greg Nix. I truly feel blessed to serve and volunteer for such a caring community.
Diana Morgan
American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Leader
Dry Ridge