Thursday, 31 August 2023 09:34

Ohio Red Cross Volunteers Provide Hurricane Relief in Florida Featured

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Ohio Red Cross volunteers are in Florida doing their part to support residents after Hurricane Idalia hit Florida’s gulf coast yesterday morning, making landfall as a category 3 hurricane. 

Six volunteers from the American Red Cross Northern Ohio Region made their way to Florida earlier this week, two of them driving a Red Cross Emergency Vehicle. They joined more than 400 Red Cross disaster responders who were prepositioned with trucks of supplies to move in and provide relief to residents as soon as it’s safe to do so. 

Ohio Red Cross volunteers also remain in Hawaii and California assisting with relief from the recent wildfires and floods in those states, with the Red Cross noting that as severe weather worsens they have been responding to nearly twice as many large disasters as they did a decade ago. 

As the intensity and frequency of disasters grow the Red Cross is always in search of more volunteers. If interested in helping out you can visit redcross.org/volunteer

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