How To Help Victims Of Florence On The East Coast

How To Help Victims Of Florence On The East Coast

WIS has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help those affected by Tropical Storm Florence.

Nicole Breitbach, executive director of the American Red Cross in northeast Iowa, said there are 47 Iowans who have been deployed to help out in North Carolina.

More than 2,000 trained Red Cross disaster workers have deployed to help victims find safety.

The American Red Cross is helping people in multiple states as Hurricane Florence pummels the Carolinas with strong winds, heavy rain and risky tidal surges.

Catholic Charities will forward all funds raise for Hurricane Florence relief to the local Catholic Charities agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Donations designed for "Florence" may be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769), By texting "STORM" to 51555 or online at 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.

"The Red Cross volunteers that are there now are really just doing the full gamut of things", Williams said.

- Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Friday his company will make a large donation to assist with Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

HOW YOU CAN HELP The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. "We have stores in these affected areas, so we know many Kroger customers and associates have been personally affected".

One of the many long standing charities is the American Red Cross.

Blood donations are also critical during this time.

Triano is CEO at the Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region, which includes Philadelphia.

Red Cross emergency response vehicles from central Georgia embarked on their trip to the Carolinas, equipped with supplies, on Sunday.

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