Volunteers from the American Red Cross in the Black Hills area are offering their time and support to those on the East Coast as Hurricane Florence begins to cause devastation.
As the storm passes, the Red Cross is preparing to provide shelter for tens of thousands of people until they can return home or find other places to stay. 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.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with the Red Cross, the North Alabama chapter of the Red Cross is hosting "Learn and Serve" sessions.
Crews in Florence are counting on aid and supplies in a disaster like this. Text FLORENCE to 20222 to send a donation, or go to for more information on how to help.
"It takes a lot of people to help in recovering to a large disaster like this". She is in Durham, North Carolina. We also recommend completing and mailing the donation form on redcross.org with your check. Platelet and type O positive blood donations are critically needed right now. Contributions can also be made by visiting this link.
The organization responds to 64,000 disasters on an annual basis, with 95 percent of relief workers serving on a volunteer basis.
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"We like to make it up throughout the rest of the USA", she said.
Red Cross emergency response vehicles from central Georgia embarked on their trip to the Carolinas, equipped with supplies, on Sunday.
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