As of last night, 73 Tennessee Red Cross volunteers and staff have joined nearly 2,000 Red Crossers nationwide along the East Coast to assist those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
As the hurricane moves up along the East Coast, the Red Cross continues to assist in stricken areas across five states. In Pembroke, Georgia, a Red Cross worker spoke to Stephanie Hughes about the storm’s impact to her property and to the neighborhood. “The storm hit at 1 a.m. this morning, and we were very scared [as trees started to come down, and] the water was rising in front of the house," Stephanie said. Her grandfather owned this home, and it has been in the family for generations.
You can help people like Stephanie 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 MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation.