Local Red Cross sending help for Florence

22 September, 2018, 21:38 | Author: Ann Santiago
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Over 2,000 Red Cross disaster workers have been mobilized to help feed, house and support residents affected by Florence.

"It takes a lot of people to help in recovering to a large disaster like this".

As Hurricane Florence slams into the East Coast help is arriving from all over the country, including Red Cross volunteers from the Ohio Buckeye region.

Downgraded to a tropical depression, Florence crept over South and North Carolina, dumping heavy rains on already flood-swollen river basins that authorities warned could bring more death and destruction.

Cox said the needs of those in the storm-impacted areas will evolve in the coming days and weeks, and also encouraged those who wish to contribute to watch for updates on how to help.

To make monetary donations to Team Rubicon's efforts, you can visit their website, where they have a donation form set up on their homepage dedicated to Hurricane Florence relief.

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Text the word FLORENCE to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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The Red Cross volunteers and staff will eventually make their way back to NY. "We have stores in these affected areas, so we know many Kroger customers and associates have been personally affected". "It's heartwarming just to see the outpouring of support where people have come and said how I can help, where can I help, pitching in and doing whatever you can".

For mail in donations, fill out this form and send it to American Red Cross PO Box 37839, Boone, Iowa 50037-0839.

The JCPenney Communities Foundation made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross. "If they don't need us for feeding, then they put us into bulk and we distribute products to people that they can use for cleanup and recovery". Platelet and type O blood donations are especially needed right now.


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