S. Tier Red Cross Expects to Help Storm Victims in South

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-18) – Red Cross organizations across the country are responding to the disaster areas created by deadly weather in parts of the South. The Southern Tier chapter said Wednesday that they expect to get a call for help soon.

Local Red Cross Director Joel Robinson said more than 30 shelters were open in 11 states as of Wednesday, helping victims of storms and flooding. As need grows, the Red Cross continues to pull in volunteers from farther and farther away. Robinson expects shelters in the South to need supervisors from our area.

“My guess is because of the large number of shelters that are open, particularly with the flooding in Florida, if that continues, there’s going to be a need for additional shelter workers,” explained Robinson. “So, I would guess by the weekend, we will start to get some calls (for help).”

If you would like to help victims of the storms, Robinson said donating money is the best way. The Red Cross doesn’t have the capacity to deal with and give out clothes and supplies. Robinson said they’ll use money donated to get people what they need.

To donate, click the link here and designate your donation to the “Disaster Relief Fund.”

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