Carol Miller

The American Red Cross Chapter of North Central Wisconsin recently honored its volunteers at the Wausau Red Cross Office. Two of the volunteers honored are from the Northwoods.

Carol Miller of Rhinelander, earned the Exceptional Leadership Award, given to an individual demonstrating exceptional guidance and support for other volunteers, staff, or clients served by the Red Cross. As a regional Disaster Health Services/Staff Wellness volunteer, Carol recently accepted a leadership position for an 18-state Division. In 2016, she twice deployed out-of-state.

A Rhinelander-area Red Cross volunteer is in Texas to help with relief efforts in an area overwhelmed with rain and floods.

Carol Miller travels often to help with relief efforts in other parts of the nation. Torrential rains.. in some places 20 inches of rain...pummeled southern Texas in late October causing widespread flooding. Miller helps with medical needs and is based out of Austin. She says she helps clients with medical problems, or staff who need medical aid. She says the heavy rains washed out the homes for thousands....

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A Rhinelander-area woman is in Arkansas to help  tornado victims north of Little Rock.

Tuesday, at least 30 people died in six states  affected by intense thunderstorms and tornados.

Carol Miller is a trained Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteer. She told Ken Krall she got the call to help out.

Miller says she will be working with people who lost medications, or devices in the storm she will help to find replacements.

This is Miller's seventh Red Cross deployment. She encouraged people to consider a donation.

Colorado Volunteer Returns Home to Rhinelander

Oct 14, 2013

A Rhinelander volunteer working on Colorado disaster relief has returned home.  Carol Miller traveled to northern Colorado after heavy flooding put the area into crisis.  For 17 days she supervised nurses at a Red Cross disaster relief center in Denver.  She says a lot of the work was preventative.  But they did encounter more serious conditions, and numerous cases of altitude sickness.

“When I first arrived there it was pretty intense, because we had a lot of shelters open.  So just keeping the people healthy in those shelters and well cared for.”

Lending a Hand in Denver, CO

Sep 19, 2013
Nicole Manzanares / US Air National Guard

A Rhinelander volunteer is in Colorado with the American Red Cross.  Carol Miller is stationed at Disaster Relief Headquarters near Denver, south of where the floods have done the most damage.  

She says there are 600 volunteers on the scene with hundreds more set to arrive.  The job of Red Cross nurses is to take care of those who get sick or injured while volunteering for FEMA or other partner organizations.