Area volunteers help in wake of Hurricane Florence

Area volunteers help in wake of Hurricane Florence

Area volunteers help in wake of Hurricane Florence

Accompanied by her husband, two daughters and her parents, Duffy said they are all too familiar with evacuating.

The Red Cross Relief Doughnut is a strawberry shortcake donut, made with local strawberries from Hurricane Creek Farms, topped with vanilla icing.

To help out with the relief efforts, each customer is able to make a monetary donation when checking out at any Southern Kentucky Kroger location.

The Salvation Army is collecting Hurricane Florence donations to use for the following: "T$3 o provide food and drinks, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, financial assistance to disaster survivors, long-term recovery assistance programs including fix and reconstruction projects, or to support disaster relief workers serving in impacted communities".

Many more volunteers are on stand-by as we continue to track this storm. They rush in to every disaster to help people just like you and me who are in trouble. Rangers from Arizona are working with urban search and rescue teams in North Carolina.

Riddle said one of the nine volunteers, Pam Dixon, is a former firefighter and EMT on the New Concord Fire Department with military experience and a background in organizational leadership and management.

"There's some that don't understand, and you have to explain why they have to stay in the shelter and they want to know how long they've got to be there, and we can't really answer that because we don't know", Anderson said.

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"She came to us, she's part of our volunteer program and with her skill set, she was sent down to Wilmington a couple days ago", said Riddle. "If they don't need us for feeding, then they put us into bulk and we distribute products to people that they can use for cleanup and recovery". You can also check the New York State Attorney General's website,, to see if organizations are registered under the Charities Bureau.

The following is a list of some places online and in the Carolinas where you can make donations to help victims of Hurricane Florence.

Team Rubicon is dedicated to helping the homeowner when disaster strikes, regardless of their income or if they have insurance.

There are still many ways people can help though.

Red Cross emergency response vehicles from central Georgia embarked on their trip to the Carolinas, equipped with supplies, on Sunday. Fans can donate today by going to REDCROSS.ORG or text FLORENCE to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Hurricane Relief. That's about 5,100 blood and platelet donations missing.

".Within excess of 140 blood drives that will not be happening right now".

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