And there is a need for more help, which is why a team of 15 gathered on the West Side on Monday for a Red Cross deployment. Duffy said she checked-in with neighbors who were back home Saturday night and gave her a status report of the area. "Look at the impact it is going to have", said Robertson.
Elizabeth Anderson has been riding out the storm with 200 volunteers in an emergency shelter at a school in Myrtle Beach, distributing donated items and keeping children entertained.
Those people that have been sent to the East Coast have been trained to take care of specific feeding and supply needs. "So our numbers should increase for people who didn't possibly evacuate, so we're increasing those numbers by about 30 percent".
"They put a hold on sending people from North Texas because we are supporting the middle of Texas and Southern Texas for possible heavy rain this weekend".
Apple has five stores in North Carolina in Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro and Raleigh with two stores in SC in Charleston and Greenville. Reibson will be helping with the assistance efforts for at least three weeks, if not longer.
"It's a very heart warming thing to see how communities come together when things are at their worst, I think often we find people are at their best", Brown said. "The operation will change over time". Some of the recommended groups are Animals of Hurricane Florence, helping with animal rescue; Task Force 75, a group of volunteers helping with relief; and Planet Ready Hurricane Relief.
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"When you get into a natural disaster, it's organized chaos".
Suzanne Reibson is one of the 27 American Red Cross volunteers from the Western and Central New York Region deployed to support the disaster response. "We have stores in these affected areas, so we know many Kroger customers and associates have been personally affected". 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.
One dollar from each doughnut will benefit the American Red Cross. There is a critical need for platelet and type O blood donations.
American Red Cross says that over 120 blood drives were canceled due to the hurricane.
"We've become good at it", Russ says.