Bonafede says the volunteers currently being deployed are showing they are working extra hard in a time like this. (WBNG) — Though the pandemic crisis has taken hold of the entire nation, the American Red Cross is not letting that stop its relief effort missions. It also goes the other way around. Bonafede says if they need volunteers to come up to New York State, they’d have to self-quarantine before they could start their in-person work. If you’d like to volunteer, you can find more information on the American Red Cross website. Bonafede says if you do volunteer, they are taking extra safety steps by doing health screenings before entering shelters or buildings, and keeping beds six feet or more apart from each other. Chuck Haupt has been a volunteer for more than 11 years and has been recently working virtually to help people still suffering from Hurricane Hanna down in Texas. He says he was going to do anything possible to help others. “I love helping people, especially when they lost their homes, they lost everything they had,” said Haupt. “By going to these places, they’ve made the extra commitment to self-quarantine when they get home for two weeks,” said Bonafede. Despite the pandemic creating some obstacles for relief efforts, the American Red Cross is still calling for plenty of more volunteers. Regional Communications Officer, Jay Bonafede, says more people have been hesitant to travel for their missions due to COVID-19, even though the organization is following the safety protocol.
Sydney: Mitchell Starc is ready to put his best foot forward and go into the Pakistan home Test series with a clear mindset, the ace fast bowler said on Thursday after being named in the squad.Starc was rewarded for his good domestic performances with a selection in Australia’s 14-man squad for the two-match Test Series against Pakistan.“I’ve just been happy with the rhythm and things that I worked on to get in a clearer mindset,” Starc was quoted as saying by www.cricket.com.au.“The things that I worked on coming out of the Gabba Shield game into the Drummmoyne game, and being pretty focused and clear since the Gabba game and throughout the T20s as well is pretty pleasing for me.“It’s nice to contribute to wins for NSW and Australia and hopefully now having that mindset and that rhythm, having worked on that the last few weeks, hopefully, that can carry on through the summer.”Starc is one of five pacers in the Test squad to take on Pakistan, along with Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson and Michael Neser.Starc hailed the pace philosophy in the team and said it will only augur well for Australia.“We spoke about the squad mentality during the Ashes series and having five fast bowlers again it’s going to be the same thing,” he said.“Ness (Neser) bowled really well in that ‘A’ game (against Pakistan in Perth) from the little pieces that I saw and from what I’ve heard.“Patto (Pattinson) has been bowling really nicely and Joshy (Hazlewood), Patty (Cummins) and myself are pretty happy with how we’ve been progressing — Patty and I with the white ball and Josh as well in Adelaide.“Gaz (off-spinner Nathan Lyon) does what Gaz does and he’s a big part of the Australian team. We haven’t come into camp yet but no doubt it will be a squad mentality with the fast bowlers.” IANSAlso Read: Joe Root And Boys Ready For Mitchell Starc ChallengeAlso Watch: India’s First PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s 130th Birth Anniversary observed