Allan’s the Executive Director of the Mid-Dakota Chapter of the American Red Cross. He’s a resident of Minot. And his house is currently 9 feet under water.
Even as he faces his own challenges, Allan knows that it’s his job to be there for the people of Minot. And I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know that the Red Cross network is there for Allan.
Over the weekend, we deployed our Chief Operations Officer (COO) Eric Corliss for just this assignment — help Allan keep the business operations side of the local Red Cross running as smoothly as possible during this large-scale disaster. Eric’s a long-time Red Crosser, a wonderful resource and a much loved presence at our chapter here in Portland, so I have no doubt he’ll be a huge support to the Mid-Dakota Chapter in their time of need.
Best of luck to Eric. And, Allan, our thoughts are with you from here in Oregon.
If you’d like to support relief efforts in Minot and beyond, you can do so here.