Connecticut Red Cross Expects To Assist Harvey Victims Into Next Year

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Leslie Schaffer, Regional Executive for the Red Cross Iowa Region says, "Thank you to Casey's for stepping up and supporting the Red Cross relief effort".

Many of you have asked what you can do to help.

"He has experienced some hardship in his life, so he really showed an interest in wanting to help others who have had hardships as well", Jaggers said. The day includes orientation and onboarding for new Red Cross volunteers, as well a comprehensive overview of Red Cross relief operations during large-scale disasters.

The Red Cross has more than 1,500 volunteers from across the nation on the ground in the area, according to a press release, and more are expected to arrive.

Rosalind Scott and her husband have been volunteers with the Kansas Red Cross for all of two weeks. The American Red Cross has also staged additional blood inventory in Dallas.

Much cooler, near washout weather to start Labor Day Weekend
The last unofficial end to summer where we get one more weekend to enjoy the summer before kids head back to school. Highs near or even exceed 80 degrees that Monday; Cape Cod beaches will be cooler.

Volunteers from the CT chapter of the American Red Cross continue to be deployed to Texas for disaster relief following Hurricane Harvey. Trailers full of shelter supplies including cots and blankets- enough to support thousands of people-are in Texas.

Jaggers said there is a high need for volunteers.

McGovern was unable to say how much money has been raised for Harvey relief so far or what the need will be. She says she wants to give the city of Houston her love and let the people there know everything is going to be OK. Unless one is already a part of an organized relief group, the best way to help is to provide financial support to the Red Cross or one of the other established charities. "I also saw the work or our incredible volunteers and partners working around the clock to deliver comfort, care and hope".

Donations will be accepted online at www.RedCross.org or by check in person at the Red Cross local offices at 3530 Belmont Avenue in Youngstown, Suite 7. I can feel emotion rising up in me now my heart just goes out to those people.

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