Kansas Red Cross Sends Volunteers To Hurricane Irma Impacted Areas

Curtis Compton  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Curtis Compton The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Organizations slated to receive funding from Target include the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, UNICEF, Save The Children and other local relief organizations.

On Aug. 26, the company's philanthropic arm, the Humana Foundation, donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross to help the organization provide vital services to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

In an effort to recruit more volunteers, the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties will hold training sessions for those interested in deploying to assist with hurricane relief. "With two major disasters occurring; were still supporting people in Texas and now we've got Irma".

The Red Cross originally refrained from sending a mass of people to Florida, because impacts on Virginia were still unknown.

"You might have to remain at a client shelter for more then 12 hours", explained Nicklaus. "We're encouraging people to bring extra blankets, pillows and personal items that will make their stay more comfortable".

Volunteers were able to get first hand knowledge of what to expect when they get to Florida as well as a heads up on expectations.

"Hurricane Irma hit shortly after Hurricane Harvey landed in the Houston area, so there are a lot individuals who need support right now", said ASRT President Amanda Garlock, MS.

- Morgan Dean (@Morgan8news) September 11, 2017Answering phones to help raise funds for #HurricaneHarvey #HurricaneIrma victims.

They're hoping to feed more than 1,000 people a day, or even, just put a smile on their face.

"Next time they say leave, evacuate, I'm going", one resident said.

- The damage left behind Hurricane Irma is so widespread that officials are still trying to figure out a plan to help victims.

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