Story: Red Cross and Partners Feed Community in Georgia

Photos and captions courtesy of American Red Cross of Georgia.

The Red Cross was able to deliver sandwiches and cookies to residents affected by tornadoes in Georgia with the help of volunteers from Le Cordon Bleu and UPS.

Georgia Tornadoes 2011
Chef Jeff Mekolites of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Tucker, Georgia (metro Atlanta) helped recruit 30 student volunteers to prepare a school donation of boxed lunches for Red Cross tornado relief.

Georgia Tornadoes 2011
Le Cordon Bleu volunteers made and wrapped 400 sandwiches and 400 pastries for the Red Cross to distribute to Georgia tornado survivors to let them know “You’re in our thoughts.”

Georgia Tornadoes 2011
Red Cross partner UPS picked up the donated meals from Le Cordon Bleu and headed to hard-hit Spalding County to rendezvous with disaster volunteers doing mobile feeding in the area.

Georgia Tornadoes 2011
Red Cross volunteers and the UPS driver transferred the Le Cordon Bleu meals to their waiting Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).

Georgia Tornadoes 2011
A shy child is offered a Le Cordon Bleu cookie during one of the ERV’s many stops.

See entire “Le Cordon Bleu/UPS/Red Cross Delivery” set on Flickr >>

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