Thursday, October 6, 2016
43 TN Red Crossers Deploy to East Coast; More Deploying Today
Red Cross volunteers and staff from all eight chapters throughout Tennessee are joining Red Crossers from across the nation deploying to the East Coast to assist folks living where Hurricane Matthew is striking.
As of last night, 43 Tennessee Red Cross volunteers and staff have deployed to Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, and more will be on their way today and in the coming days. Eight of the state's emergency response vehicles have also been activated for the hurricane and have been deployed as well. Our state's Red Crossers are among more than 500 volunteers and staff from across the country who have deployed or are deploying to the East Coast. Evacuation shelters have been set up, and more are ready to open as needed. Learn more about the recent developments of the Red Cross preparation for the hurricane nationwide here.
The best way you can help people affected by Hurricane Matthew is by making a monetary donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters big and small across the U.S. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.