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Red Cross Sends Volunteers to South Dakota

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A Bismarck couple headed to Rapid City this afternoon to assist stranded motorists and residents affected by a historic snowfall. Gene and Dana Bischke just returned from Colorado after two weeks on the ground assisting in the Red Cross flood recovery efforts for several communities. They quickly hit the road just minutes after getting the call to deploy.

"The Bischke's have been incredible volunteers and have deployed all over the country to assist in disaster responses," says Bismarck Community chapter executive Jessica Gilbertson. "We are lucky to have so many great volunteers at the Red Cross."

The couple will assist with mobile feeding efforts as the area recovers from a historic winter storm.

Over two feet of snow fell in some areas, creating power outages for thousands of people and making travel impossible. Two shelters remain open, while the shelter in Rapid City has closed.

 

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