Red Cross still active on East Coast; Kingston resident left Tuesday

KINGSTON — The Red Cross has sent its 13th volunteer to the East Coast to help with relief after Hurricane Sandy.

Kingston resident Evelyn Schwerin left Tuesday for New York. She will serve there as a disaster mental health volunteer.

Local volunteers are expecting to serve through mid-November.

The relief effort continued following the effects of the Nor’easter storm that hit Nov. 7.

Schwerin is one of three from North Kitsap still helping with the effort.

North End residents also volunteering are Evan Brazitis of Hansville and Kay Gallagher of Poulsbo. Brazitis was deployed to New York as a government liaison service associate.

Gallagher is in Pennsylvania, working as a logistics specialist.

Other Kitsap County volunteers include: Jim Dudley, Bremerton, generalist; Carl Ekman, Tracyton, sheltering; Jan Mackem, Bremerton, health; Helen May, Port Orchard, client assistance; Gerry Morrow, Tahuya, sheltering; Ed Olson, Bremerton, government liaison; Jill Slocum, Silverdale, ERV; Courtney Smurdon, Bremerton, sheltering; Corrine Winters, Olalla, sheltering.

To help with the relief effort, donate by visiting; calling (800) 733-2767, or mailing to American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.

For information about volunteering, visit


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