Local Red Cross Volunteers Headed To Texas

Photo: American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Thousands of people in Texas have been forced to leave their flooded homes, losing everything they own- and more rain and flooding is expected throughout the week.

Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers from all over the country are on the ground in Texas, providing safe shelter and comfort to people impacted by this devastating storm.

“The Central and Southern Illinois Region has already deployed 38 volunteers who are in Texas or are on their way. We do expect this number to increase over the coming days and weeks,” said Lyn Hruska, Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Central and Southern Illinois Region.

“We are grateful to the volunteers who have stepped up to help those in need. If you would like to volunteer with the Red Cross, you can visit redcross.org to learn more about the many volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application. This would allow you to not only help on large disasters like Hurricane Harvey, but also when smaller disasters like home fires happen in our community.”

Click HERE for details on how you can donate to the Red Cross disaster relief efforts.

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