Altoona man heading to CA for earthquake relief

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ALTOONA, Wis. (AMERICAN RED CROSS WESTERN WISCONSIN REGION NEWS RELEASE) — Luong Huynh, American Red Cross Disaster Program Specialist, is traveling to Napa, California to support the Red Cross disaster response efforts following Sunday’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake. He will join up with hundreds of Red Cross personnel already on the ground providing affected residents with a safe place to stay, meals, water and health and mental health services. Luong will be working in Bulk Distribution in California providing relief supplies such as clean-up supplies and water to affected residents.

Luong has been employed with the Red Cross since January 2014. This will be his second time working on a large-scale Red Cross relief operation. In 2009, while serving with AmeriCorps, Luong deployed to American Samoa to work provide disaster relief following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the area.

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