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Red Cross volunteers in OR training to assist in Texas

30 August 2017

Red Cross volunteers from Atlantic, Gloucester and Salem counties are among 19 people from New Jersey heading to help Hurricane Harvey survivors in Texas.

"I'm just grateful I can do it", she told People.

On Monday afternoon, C.D. Reavis was waiting to find out if he would be driving to Austin Texas in a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle, or flying out of the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport.

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The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, according to the statement. Many people will be forced to stay in shelters indefinitely, while supplies and food are desperately in need.

WVTM 13 devoted its broadcast day to support victims of Harvey's devastation in Texas -partnering with Red Cross volunteers for a 13-hour televised phone bank. He posted a video to kick off what he called the "Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge" and he name-checked several celebrities, including Johnson and Beyonce, to match his $25,000 donation to relief efforts.

Caliva said 40 Red Cross responders from Virginia have deployed, or are getting ready to deploy, to the Houston area, where they will provide health, mental health, disaster assessment and mass care services. "Shell employs almost 20,000 people in the US and almost half of them are being directly impacted by Harvey", said Culpepper.

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"We need to come together".

Apple is letting users donate to the American Red Cross directly on iTunes and App Store. He says the sooner professionals can get in there to treat them, the more likely they will be able to move on from the disaster once the flood waters recede. The organization said it will also focus on long-term recovery efforts.

"We're just asking donors to come in now so that we can make sure we cannot only help out our communities but send down to Houston as much as we can", said Holly Yates, Associate Director of MVRBC in Davenport.

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Red Cross volunteers in OR training to assist in Texas