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Baxter resident heads to Red Cross disaster relief operation in Illinois

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (November 18, 2013) – American Red Cross volunteer Terry Sluss from Baxter, Minnesota is deploying to the disaster relief operation in Illinois following Sunday’s severe storms that included multiple tornadoes. Sluss will serve as an External Relations Manager, helping to supervise and coordinate operations with local Red Cross partners in disaster relief.

“This is my fifth national disaster relief operation with the American Red Cross and the third one that I’ve responded to this year,” says Sluss. “I expect to be gone two weeks.”

The Red Cross helps provide disaster relief for immediate recovery needs, such as shelter, clothing, food, and emotional support. People can help those affected by this and similar disasters by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Financial gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit or call (612) 871-7676.


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