The Red Cross is providing shelter for evacuees with as many as 100,000 people possibly needing help.
“You learn. You meet the most wonderful people, whether they’re volunteers or whether they’re the people that you’re helping”.
The Wichita Falls American Red Cross sent several volunteers from North Texas to the Carolinas earlier this week, but not every volunteer can be sent to the East Coast at once.
Flood waters consumed areas along the North Carolina coast as Florence drenched the area.
Papini said monetary donations to redcross.org are accepted that will cover costs to transport items.
Florence has now been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical depression.
“The Red Cross volunteers that are there now are really just doing the full gamut of things”, Williams said.
You can also donate to relief efforts by texting “Red Cross” to 90-999.
Boy Scout volunteer Thomas Lewis, 12, and his father Jay Lewis of La Grange, North Carolina, help stack sandbags donated by the city of Greenville at the Farmers Market September 16, 2018 in Kinston, North Carolina. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD The Red Cross has pre-positioned additional blood products and stocked many of our hospitals to capacity in areas of the Southeast likely to be impacted by the storm over the upcoming days.
That includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support and recovery planning. “We know they’re anxious to put their eyes on it themselves”.
Two Chautauqua County residents are part of 27 American Red Cross volunteers from the Western and Central New York Region who are deploying to support the response to Hurricane Florence.
Another important donation, blood donations!