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Hundreds volunteer with local Red Cross
The American Red Cross is responding across multiple counties in our area and trying to help those who have been affected by the storm. Everyday American Red Cross crews are going out into neighborhoods after they have been assessed and giving out necessities.
Channel 3's Kalie Desimone joins us live this morning with more from the Red Cross warehouse with more.
Some American Red Cross workers in our area are working 20 hours a day to help those most affected by last weeks damaging flood.
"We've passed out about 2,100 clean up kits, over 75 hundred meals and snacks between our shelter and our reach out," said Jerry Kindle with the American Red Cross of Northwest Florida
Hundreds of volunteers have come out of the 'wood work' to help. In Escambia County alone in the past 6 days more than 50 people have just joined the American Red Cross as a volunteer. But there are still many needs that must be met.
"We need volunteers. We need donations. We would like a tractor trailer full of water right now. That would be cool," Kindle said.
And although there is a long road ahead of them. The volunteers with the American Red Cross say they are standing by their neighbors, friends and family and plan to continue their work well after everything has been cleaned up.
The American Red Cross of Northwest Florida has a shelter for flood victims at the Fricker Community Center, 900 North F St. in Pensacola.