Local woman in Texas at Red Cross disaster headquarters

Ohio Red Cross Volunteers Deployed To Hurricane Relief Area

Ohio Red Cross Volunteers Deployed To Hurricane Relief Area

The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising.

Meghan Powers, disaster program manager at the American Red Cross of Northern Michigan, said the Red Cross is actively looking for volunteers and will train volunteers to send down to Houston.

"Our Texas family of customers and associates are experiencing devastating impact from this storm", Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart said in a news release. "Our donors should be proud of how their donations are being used to help save lives and support people during some of their darkest days imaginable".

There are enough shelter supplies, such as cots and blankets, for more than 50,000 people in Texas.

But the company will also match customer donations to the American Red Cross - two to one.

Jordan Tetting, director of communications and marketing for the Buckeye Region of the Red Cross, says 76 of its volunteers from OH are already in Texas and Louisiana to assist in the recovery efforts, and that number is expected to grow. Recovery efforts will take years, if not decades.

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Volunteers said they will provide that as well as food, items donated from the community, social services and spiritual guidance.

Now, they don't plan for longer term shelters here, from which evacuees might have to flee.

The Red Cross says they have shelter supplies for more than 70,000 people with supplies for an additional 14,000 on its way. Volunteers, like blood, are always needed.

Now, they are part of the U.P. Red Cross Volunteers, who get dispatched to disaster and emergency situations.

"We have already cared for 32,000", Gulley said. The volunteers gave up weeks of their time to help others. If people can't volunteer or deploy, Jaggers said they can donate money. They can do this by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have announced a commitment of $20 million in support of relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey. The western MA chapter of the Red Cross will be holding a boot camp training session in Springfield on Saturday for all interested volunteers. "Our heart goes out to those people for sure".

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