Red Cross Volunteer Heading to Hawaii

Updated: May 15, 2018 06:56 PM

John Decker has never been to Hawaii. "It's a once in a lifetime thing. It will be my first active volcano. And it will sure be an opportunity to help people who've been displaced."

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The International Falls man has been called in to help provide relief. He's been a volunteer with the Red Cross for 10 years, with his most recent deployment being to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

He's a health service lead, who will help those who've been evacuated because of Mount Kilauea. Decker leaves on Wednesday and anticipates he'll be gone for at least two weeks. And maybe, he'll have a chance to see his son, who's a marine stationed in Hawaii.

On Tuesday, he spoke to us at the Under One Roof conference, which brings together hundreds of emergency management folks.

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