Thursday, October 27, 2016

26 TN Red Crossers Still Deployed for Hurricane Matthew Relief

Thousands are still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. Twenty-six Red Crossers from Tennessee are still in affected states along the East Coast, joining Red Cross volunteers from across the country to help those in need.

This photo was taken Tuesday in Lumberton, North Carolina, where the river had risen nearly three feet above flood stage after Hurricane Matthew dumped water down on the city. Countless homes in the area were submerged for days, and now the cleanup effort has begun. Families have emptied their homes of all of their belongings, most ruined and sitting on the curb waiting for garbage pickup. Furniture, clothes, pictures, and toys were destroyed, leaving people to start over.

You can help us help those recover from Hurricane Matthew by making a monetary donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Photo by Daniel Cima for the American Red Cross

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