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Local 24 Cares Teams Up With American Red Cross For Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Local 24 Cares has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help storm victims. The Red Cross has deployed 2,400 volunteers to parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

More than 20,000 people were helped at 200 Red Cross and community shelters overnight Sunday. Volunteers have served more than 129,000 meals across eight states.

About 2,330 Red Cross disaster workers from all over the country have been mobilized to help shelter, feed, and support people affected by Florence. But they can't do it without your help.

"With financial resources, we can go and purchase exactly what people need and we do so in the communities that's been affected when we can and that also helps them have an economic recovery,” says Bob Wallace, Public Affairs Volunteer with the American Red Cross of the Mid-South.

All money raised as part of this donation drive will go directly to support Hurricane Florence disaster relief.  

Q.  Will my donation stay in areas affected by Hurricane Florence?
A.  The Red Cross honors donor intent. All funds raised during the Local 24 News donation drive (through our website) will go to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

Q.  What do contributions to the Hurricane Florence disaster effort pay for?
A.  Financial donations for Red Cross Hurricane Florence will help people affected by this devastating storm. Donations are used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance as well as supporting the vehicles, warehouses, technology and people that make that help possible. 

Find the link to donate on the right side of our home page HERE.


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