FREDERICK, Md. (KR) The Greater Chesapeake Region of the American Red Cross has sent over 105 volunteers to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The massive force is expected to accumulate up to 50 inches of rain before it leaves Texas and Louisiana.
Beverly Stambaugh, Executive Director of the Western Maryland Red Cross Chapter says, they are in need of more volunteers on the ground and monitory donations.
“At this time when we deploy volunteers, we ask for a two week commitment, so volunteers go out knowing that we are expecting that they help serve with us for a full two weeks. At which time, we will then bring in new fresh volunteers to replace those and rotate them out. This will be an ongoing process for months to come,” said Stambaugh.
She said volunteers are helping whereever they are needed most.
“Most of our local volunteers that have deployed are going out to serve in shelters and be shelter workers, to accommodate and meet the needs of the clients who are coming in who have been displaced,” said Stambaugh.
Since the storm has begun, the Red Cross has served nearly 30,000 meals and snacks.
To donate to the Red Cross, visit redcross.org or call 1-800- RED-CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999.