Local Red Cross Volunteers Helping Hurricane Florence Victims

Local Red Cross Volunteers Helping Hurricane Florence Victims

Local Red Cross Volunteers Helping Hurricane Florence Victims

"For me, it's important to be in the midst of it and provide the skills that I have, and the compassion for people going through a hard time, it really is a matter of the heart", said Griggs.

Richard Smith, The Executive Director of the American Red Cross for Central and Western South Dakota, says their volunteers are prepared to help in any way possible.

You can donate in honor or in memory of someone.

"We are coming to get you".

As severe flooding and strong winds continue to hit the east coast this weekend, residents and volunteers are in need of our help. Volunteers from across the state loaded up trucks to meet in Macon.

Ron Chwojdak of Silver Creek will be helping with logistics in North Carolina while Nicole Roma of Jamestown will be assisting with staffing in SC.

"People are really affected by losing their possessions, losing other people maybe and just the devastation of life changing like that", said Ayers. The relief effort includes 80 emergency response vehicles and more than 120 trailers of equipment and supplies.

Donations can be made here. Armstrong arrived in Wayne County about 90 miles north of Wilmington on Friday. That phone bank is now closed, but donations are still being accepted online.

Here's the link to volunteer in SC.

Here's how to help those impacted by the storm. The organization urges eligible donors to donate blood in unaffected places.

Blood donations are also critical during this time.

If you can't volunteer you can always donate via their website at www.redcross.org, by texting 90999 or calling 1800-Red Cross. "Schnucks will be making a contribution to the American Red Cross, rounding up the total raised by our customers".

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