Red Cross sends more volunteers to Florida

Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 8:47 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The American Red Cross is sending more volunteers to help people stranded in Florida after Hurricane Ian hit Wednesday.

A spokesperson says 730 volunteers are supporting the relief effort and hundreds more are on the way.

Three are from Vermont and nine are from New Hampshire.

According to the Red Cross, Thursday night, 33,000 people were at 260 shelters set up across Florida.

Before the storm, the Red Cross mobilized 83 truckloads of additional cots, blankets and comfort kits, along with tens of thousands of relief supplies, to be prepared to help as many as 60,000 people.

The Red Cross is looking for more volunteers, monetary donations and blood to help people hurt in the storm. They’re in need of O-negative but will take any blood donation.

Click here to learn more about volunteering with the American Red Cross.

Click here to donate to Red Cross disaster recovery efforts or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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