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WCAX live at Red Cross hurricane-relief telethon

WCAX live at Red Cross hurricane-relief telethon

"Locally, we have multiple volunteers - as many as 80 to 100 people - who are on standby in Lima and Allen County", Stemen said.

But she said the number of volunteers is changing every day.

"We've had power, no loss of electricity, so I think we'll go home to basically what we left", Duffy said. "Those all went over to the East Coast to help with feeding and stuff as needed". So we do have volunteers who are willing to deploy later this week.

That information can also be found on the Red Cross website.

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Duke Energy has given $145,000 in grants to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Florence response and recovery. "They do have.empty food containers". Some travel to disaster areas for deployments of at least two weeks. Her district is housing about 3,000 people, and she expects more to come. "The operation will change over time".

Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Florence relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 1-800-RED CROSS. "We learn from every disaster". The American Red Cross, for example, will consider bulk donations of water, blankets, and diapers.

Michael Jordan, a former Wilmington, N.C. resident, UNC basketball player in the 1980s and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, is working with local organizations and the NBA to raise disaster relief funds.

A crisis response page has been set up to allow Facebook users to alert others if they are in the affected area.

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The Red Cross is also asking people to give blood because, through this week, over 140 blood drives have been canceled due to the storm, "resulting in over 4,200 uncollected blood and platelet donations".

According to the Red Cross, almost 200 blood drives were forced to be canceled because of Florence.

You can find an AABB location to donate blood here.

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