Red Cross Seeks Northland Volunteers to Help with Dorian

Five volunteers sent already, more is always needed.

DULUTH, Minn.- As Dorian continues to threaten landfall on the east coast, the American Red Cross Serving Northern Minnesota is already sending volunteers down south to help with recovery efforts.

The Northland Chapter of the Red Cross will have sent 5 volunteers by Wednesday, spread out between Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

They will help with medical and mental health services, logistics, and once the storm hits: supplies and distribution.

But officials say getting people somewhere safe is the first priority.

“Sheltering efforts,” said Diane Dunder, volunteer for the Red Cross at their Maple Grove Road location. “Because they set up a lot of evac shelters for people before the storm hits they may end up being in shelters.”

“If they don’t have a home to be in, they gotta have a place to stay. And so we help them with that as long as we can.”

If you want to volunteer, just call the Red Cross office at (218) 722-0071 and they will train you for free.

Officials add that if you want to donate to help people in this hurricane, money is preferred–they will not accept donations of other items.

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