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Red Cross Can Help Find Loved Ones in Philippines

Local Red Cross volunteers are on standby in case help is needed in the rescue and recovery effort following the devastating typhoon in the Philippines.

Jay Bonafede is Chief Communications Officer for the Red Cross of Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region.  He says the Philippine Red Cross has not requested any help locally, but may if volunteers with special skills are needed. 

Bonafede says what's most needed now is financial help for the Filipino victims. 

The Red Cross is also offering assistance to anyone who may be having trouble locating loved ones in the Philippines.  Bonafede says tracking services are available by contacting your local chapter at or by calling 1-800- Red Cross.

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two-decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York, to Miami, Florida.