Dubuque volunteers headed to wildfire site

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Volunteers with the Northeast Iowa Red Cross chapter will head to California Wednesday morning.

Marty Schiessl has been volunteering with the Red Cross since he retired four years ago. He said he often helps with logistics and transportation.

“With a larger disaster transportation is a crucial need, and there’s lots of vehicles and moving parts and that’s one piece of the puzzle, so to speak, to get aide out,” said Scheissl.

This will be his 19th deployment. He says he and one other volunteer will be leaving Eastern Iowa Wednesday morning. The Red Cross is helping with supplies, shelters, clean up, and much more.

The camp fire’s death toll in Northern California has grown to 85 with another 11 people still missing.

Taylor Vessel

Taylor Vessel

Multimedia Reporter
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