Lafayette Red Cross volunteer heading to Washington mudslide


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man is flying to Washington state Wednesday morning to help out with relief efforts.

Red Cross volunteer and retired firefighter Dave Fagan will be serving as a Community Partner Service Manager to help mudslide victims get back on their feet.

It’s been ten days since the natural disaster hit. He said relief workers need to be relieved themselves.

“People are exhausted. The managers are exhausted. So, it’s more of a change out of managers because everybody is tired. There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done even for this small area,” said Fagan.

The Red Cross has told Fagan he will be out in Washington for up to three weeks.

It’s his 30th trip as a Red Cross volunteer since 2005 and his first mudslide. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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