The Red Cross needs your help

The Red Cross needs your help

>>>jaciel cordoba: hundreds of red cross workers are helping those affected by hurricane matthew..including some volunteers from our area.. wfmz's rosa duarte joins us now with more on how ?you? can help in their efforts.rosa? 3 >>>rosa duarte:trained volunteers are always needed but if you don't have the time, you can still help with just a simple text from your phone. >>>reporter:it's all hands on deck for the american red cross.>>>deborah pollock, american red cross of the greater lehigh valley:"this particular storm just spread in such a large area and with all the rivers rising, we've been discussing this non-stop 24 hours a day since the storm before it even impacted haiti." >>>reporter:deborah pollock with the greater lehigh valley chapter says 27 volunteers have been deployed from our region to help victims of hurricane matthew. >>>deborah pollock, american red cross of the great lehigh valley: "we have 18 in south carolina, three in north carolina, we have that one woman in georgia and then four in florida.">>>reporter:but she adds all of this can't be done without your support. >>>deborah pollock, american red cross of the great lehigh valley: "we can't do that without funding, there's a lot of supplies, the vehicles...time to get down there.">>>reporter:if you 'd like to donate here's how:you can visit your local american red cross chaptergo online to redcross dot org where you can either designate the funds to hurricane matthew or to general disaster responseor you can simply text 'matthew' to 9-0-9-9-9that one text will donate 10 dollars...enough to provide 3 meals and a blanket. >>>deborah pollock, american red cross of the great lehigh valley: "it is one of our larger scale events for this year so that's why we're really appreciating talking about it and getting the word out because it is one of our larger events." >>>rosa duarte:so far, the red cross has served close to 400 thousand meals and snacks and provided more than 82,000 overnight stays in shelters. that's more overnight stays than after superstorm sandy. live in the newsroom, rosa duarte 69 news. 3

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