Arizona woman with Red Cross headed to Harvey cleanup; still need volunteers

Kristi Paul
September 13, 2017

Lynn Speral said even more are on the way with the mission to provide food and shelter.

Red Cross volunteers from all over the country are working to fix the damage in Florida caused by Hurricane Irma. Volunteers must commit to being deployed for at least 14 days and be ready to deploy within 48 hours after being assigned.

"You think about what Fargo went through, what Grand Forks went through, what Minot went through with flooding, we know what that feels like", said Lynn Speral, CEO of American Red Cross Dakotas Region. "Could not be prouder to volunteer for this organization", she said.

According to White, now the storm in Florida is still raging and while it was downgraded to a tropical storm, many are still stranded in The Keys and hundreds of thousands of people have evacuated their homes.

Tauscheck says many volunteers are in their 50s and 60s, and some are retired. So their resources are limited, and they're asking for help from the public.

Target is also said it is committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to support those communities impacted by Hurricane Irma. "The clean up will take time". Manpower that he said could be used for other things, but that makes some people skeptical about giving money. I have been there.

"I cannot wait to back to Cleveland, Ohio - can't wait to see my family, see my friends, see my loved ones". "With two major disasters occurring; were still supporting people in Texas and now we've got Irma".

"I do not get paid for what I do".

Two people will be driving to SC in an Emergency Response Vehicle to help with Hurricane Irma damage, and helping people displaced by the storm.

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