American Red Cross lending a hand to help Kentucky flood victims

They recruit people nationally for disaster relief based on their skill set.
They recruit people nationally for disaster relief based on their skill set.(KEYC News Now)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 5:46 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 7:53 PM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The American Red Cross says in the last two years, they have responded to an average of one major disaster every 10 days.

They recruit people nationally for disaster relief based on their skill set.

There is a demand for shelter, health services and feeding people. They also deploy volunteers based on proximity, but will go nationwide to get those affected the necessary help.

“Until you have been to a disaster, it is hard to comprehend the impact that it has. With Kentucky, houses have literally been washed away, people have lost everything, and they have no place to go,” American Red Cross volunteer Joe Reinemann said. “We provide kind of a first step in that recovery, give them a safe place to stay and begin their recovery process.”

Visit RedCross.org to donate or learn more about becoming a volunteer.

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