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Local Red Cross volunteers deployed to help with Dorian relief

Local help from Red Cross for Dorian
Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 18:49:04-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nearly 2,000 Red Cross volunteers have been sent to the disaster area as they help after Dorian.

They are deployed in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina.

Among them are four volunteers from the Coastal Bend.

It’s not known what their assignment will be but more than likely they will work in some of the more than 100 shelters that have opened throughout the area.

“Our volunteers can at times man a shelter, feed those individuals that have registered to stay in the shelter, and sometimes just sit and talk to them, play games with the kids,” said Alex Garcia, executive director of the Coastal Bend chapter of the American Red Cross.

Volunteers typically stay at a disaster site for two weeks.

But as the Red Cross tells us, every disaster has its own time frame so the length of those assignments can be longer.