BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Niagara Falls volunteer was deployed on Friday to help with the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts of the American Red Cross.
Mike Hoplight is volunteering for the third time. He was first deployed three days before Sandy hit. Hoplight helped lead the Red Cross response. He volunteered for 20 days. Then after a short break, Hoplight returned to the hard hit areas and helped out for another 23 days. It’s unknown how long Hoplight will be there this time. Red Cross Officials said he plans to work in the government operations department while he’s there.
Hoplight is one of 44 volunteers from Western New York that were deployed to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. In all, approximately 1000 Red Cross workers are still there supporting Sandy survivors.
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