Philly-area Red Cross volunteers help prepare SC for Florence


The Red Cross volunteer is poised to help victims of Hurricane Florence, a Category 2 storm targeting North and sc.

Another way to help is to text FLORENCE to 90999, which provides a $10 donation to the Red Cross.

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And if people still want to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence, but can't physically go down to the Carolinas, Breitbach said there's plenty that they can do.

As Hurricane Florence slams into the East Coast help is arriving from all over the country, including Red Cross volunteers from the Ohio Buckeye region.

Flood waters consumed areas along the North Carolina coast as Florence drenched the area.

Anderson has volunteered with the organization for 14 years and said Florence is his fifth storm deployment.

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Here's the link to donate to Hurricane Florence relief through Americares. In addition to financial donation, the Red Cross is also asking for blood donations with almost 150 blood drives cancelled due to Florence. More than 890,000 homes were without electricity - a lot of them in North Carolina. "To all those affected, stay safe and know that we're here to help".

Williams says his volunteers will be facing unstoppable rains, flooding at historic levels and a disaster that not even close to being at its most severe state.

Many more volunteers are on stand-by as we continue to track this storm.

The volunteers have been driving emergency response vehicles, operating shelters and distributing food and supplies, among other things, Williams said.

The JCPenney Communities Foundation made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross.

Apple routinely supports relief efforts following natural disasters and usually accepts Red Cross donations from customers through the App Store or iTunes Store.

"Over the coming days, we're going to see a tremendous need for support".