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More Arizona Red Cross volunteers headed to Oklahoma

Arizona Red Cross volunteer Jean Currey of Peoria, Ariz. (KTAR Photo/Jim Cross)

PHOENIX -- A pair of Valley Red Cross volunteers left Sky Harbor Wednesday morning for Oklahoma City to help the survivors of two of the most powerful tornadoes in history.

Jean Currey of Peoria, Ariz., and Eileen Goldberg of Gilbert, Ariz., will be in the Midwest for about two weeks. Currey said she expects to see a gamut of emotions.

"Some people lost everything they have and take it very well because their families are alive," she said. "Others take even the smallest loss very, very hard. We need to get them on the road to recovery."

Currey is well aware that Oklahoma could face more tornadoes while she's there.

"Oklahoma had powerful storms that shook everything last night and is expecting more storms tonight. It just keeps coming."

Both Currey and Goldberg were deployed to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

About the Author

Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.


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