The American Red Cross, Santa Barbara County Chapter is sending seven disaster volunteers to help with the Red Cross Tsunami Relief Effort in American Samoa.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, the volunteers attended a briefing at Red Cross headquarters in Santa Barbara.

The volunteers being deployed are:

» Blanche Tobin of Santa Barbara

» Lani Gilbert of the Santa Ynez Valley

» Karyn Boenker of Santa Barbara

» Ken Warkentin of the Santa Ynez Valley

» David Ross of Santa Barbara

» Robin Houde of Santa Barbara

» Erick Sklar of Santa Barbara

— Marjorie Wass is a publicist.