Local American Red Cross volunteers head to the East Coast

Terry Joseph
September 23, 2018

She explains, "Because of the amounts of rain, they're anticipating a lot of flooding". TD will provide additional donations to support recovery efforts after impact assessments have been conducted to determine needs, according to a news release.

Apple has made several donations to the American Red Cross in the past in response to natural disasters.

Most volunteers from Iowa have been sent to help throughout North Carolina. They say that for every dollar you donate, 91 cents of that will go directly to relief efforts such as food, shelter and emotional support for those who have been impacted. More than 890,000 homes were without electricity - majority in North Carolina.

"It's hard for me to sit down and watch TV", Koch said, standing at the rear of the emergency response vehicle he and Anderson arrived in.

The Red Cross held an all-day training on Saturday to prepare volunteers interested in responding to local emergencies or potentially deploying to one of the cities hit by Florence.

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The next step for workers is helping residents figure out what they can do next.

It's cases like these where we've seen time and time again how our Valley opens their hearts to help those in need. That's about 5,100 blood and platelet donations missing.

Monetary donations are recommended in favor of items, because goods require storage and transportation, and they often go to waste.

Please help the American Red Cross provide warm meals, shelter and hope to the families in need by donating today at www.RedCross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

The Virginia-based relief organization is already on the ground and accepting donations. More than 140 blood drives had to be canceled because of the storm.

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