SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Ten local volunteers with International Relief Teams who traveled to Alabama to help repair homes damaged by a deadly series of tornadoes are scheduled to arrive home Sunday.
The 10 San Diego County residents were part of an 18-member team that provided relief work for the past week around Jefferson County, part of the Birmingham metropolitan area, according to officials with International Relief Teams.
Since May, International Relief Teams has sent three other teams to Alabama. The 42 construction volunteers have repaired or rebuilt more than a dozen homes damaged April 25-28, 2011. The outbreak was the second deadliest on record, with 348 deaths blamed on the storm.
The most recent batch of volunteers are Walter Borschel and Betsy McIntyre of San Diego; Pete Dudley and Bob Fowler of Jamul; Carl Emerich of La Mesa; Chris Read and Steve Walsh of Escondido; Larry Saunders of San Marcos; Tom Sprague of Alpine; and Dale Teschler of El Cajon. They are scheduled to arrive at San Diego International Airport at 11:45 a.m.