As now Tropical Storm Harvey continues to cause devastation across the state of Texas, recovery efforts are beginning to take hold.
David Hendrix with our local Red Cross chapter says they now have four volunteers in the Louisiana area that saw the destruction from Harvey.
“This will be the most Red Cross volunteers deployed from the Yuma Area ever”, says Charly McMurdie, PIO for Yuma Red Cross.
Nationally, the Red Cross is mobilizing additional staff and volunteers to assist with the relief operation.
“For some, this is their first major deployment”, Concannon said.
Western Massachusetts is represented among the Red Cross volunteers from all over the country doing humanitarian work in the hurricane ravaged areas of Texas. Hundreds of calls were made into the U.S. Coast Guard Sunday as people became stranded on their rooftops due to flooding.
Among the volunteers are 10 New Jersey residents who are prepared to stay two to three weeks.
Montero told NJ 101.5 the New Jersey volunteers helped during Hurricane Sandy and are “trained in many different areas”.
“We’ve got cots, we’ve got blankets also we’ve got teddy bears for kids”, said Cindy Ericson, CEO of Red Cross of Eastern Missouri. The Red Cross thanks their supporters and volunteers. Those numbers are expected to grow in the coming days as flood warnings and potential flash floods persist.
There are a lot of ways to help the people of eastern Texas as they suffer through the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.