ASRT donates $5,000 to American Red Cross for mudslide recovery

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April 3, 2014 - The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has donated $5,000 to the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross, announced ASRT President Julie Gill, PhD, RT (R)(QM). The donation will assist with relief services the Red Cross is providing to communities affected by the March 22 mudslide in Oso, WA.

“Red Cross volunteers jumped into action right away and set up a shelter at Post Middle School in Arlington to provide food and clothing for our neighbors coping with damage and loss from the devastating mudslide in Washington,” said Amanda Garlock-Corbin, ASRT speaker of the House, who lives in Marysville, WA. “We’re proud to support Red Cross efforts as they work to make sure people get the help they need.”

Kristi Myers, chief development officer of the American Red Cross in Snohomish County, noted that the generosity of people around the country has allowed them to deploy more than 300 volunteers to help with recovery efforts. “Our main focus continues to be on the affected families and first responders,” she said. “This happened right in our backyard. We’re using all available resources to make sure people have access to what they need to start rebuilding their lives, including mental health support.”

Based in Albuquerque, NM, the ASRT represents more than 152,000 members nationwide. Nearly 3,000 ASRT members live in Washington. ASRT’s members are health care professionals who perform medical imaging examinations and provide radiation therapy treatments.

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April 03, 2014
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