Red Cross volunteers help with Florence recovery efforts

Red Cross volunteers help with Florence recovery efforts

Red Cross volunteers help with Florence recovery efforts

- Thirty Red Cross volunteers from Georgia are headed to North Carolina to help in the response to Hurricane Florence. They rush in to every disaster to help people just like you and me who are in trouble.

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Thursday as a Category 1 storm bringing catastrophic winds, rain and flooding to the low-lying land of North and SC.

The Diaper Bank of North Carolina is collecting Hurricane Florence donations in order to provide financial support and diapers to families displaced by the storm.

As Hurricane Florence comes ashore, the Red Cross is providing safe shelter and comfort for evacuees across six states.

Andrews said he volunteered and checked to see if an intern could be deployed, which was approved.

Kroger also says it plans on donating $50,000 of its profits the American Red Cross and has donated water and other supplies as well.

Here's the link to volunteer in North Carolina. He said more than 1,500 units of blood that were scheduled to be donated in the areas affected by the hurricane need to be replaced.

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Melissa Papini, disaster program manager, said 19 trained volunteers from the chapter's five-county area in northeastern OH, as well as supplies, have been sent.

For Kroger shoppers, the coin boxes at all 107 Kroger stores in the region will be directed to the Red Cross to support Florence relief efforts.

Amazon is also providing a way for customers to donate essentials to Feeding America and the Red Cross through Amazon Wish Lists.

More than 17,000 have sought refuge in 240 Red Cross and community shelters.

Another important donation, blood donations!

More than 30 Red Cross workers are in West Virginia with eight emergency response vehicles ready at a moment's notice and 25 shelter trailers located throughout the state. With monetary donations, organizations can buy what they need.

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