Red Cross Minnesota deploys volunteers to Florence disaster

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How Bills fans can help people affected by Hurricane Florence

WIS has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help those affected by Tropical Storm Florence. Go to Red Cross.org or text "Florence" to 90999 and make a donation or call the number on your screen.

"FDNY is so critical to Red Cross relief efforts, because these heroes have training and experience that allows them to go into frankly more risky situations", said Josh Lockwood, who heads the Red Cross in NY.

"It takes a lot of people to help in recovering to a large disaster like this".

Dixon is now in Wilmington, North Carolina volunteering in a shelter to help families displaced by the storm.

MillerCoors is donating 200,000 cans of water to those impacted by Hurricane Florence, to be distributed at the Red Cross and community shelters. That phone bank is now closed, but donations are still being accepted online. They're seeking relief from the wrath of Hurricane Florence.

"They are part of incident management teams that we have set up that have the expertise that North Carolina asked for", said Stewart.

"Thanks to generous donors, like Sonoco, all Red Cross disaster assistance is free", said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region.

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The ages of the infants, two girls and a boy, were not clear, but one of the girls is in serious condition, according to police. The suspect, a 52-year-old woman employed at the in-home center, was taken to a hospital after cutting her wrist, police said.

As Hurricane Florence makes landfall on the east coast, area volunteers are ready to step in from Muskingum County and beyond.

Two more volunteers deployed over the weekend, with almost 40 from Pennsylvania now on hand.

The group will be in North Carolina for two weeks.

For mail in donations, fill out this form and send it to American Red Cross PO Box 37839, Boone, Iowa 50037-0839.

Boy Scout volunteer Thomas Lewis, 12, and his father Jay Lewis of La Grange, North Carolina, help stack sandbags donated by the city of Greenville at the Farmers Market September 16, 2018 in Kinston, North Carolina.

Blood donations are also critical during this time.

Six volunteers from the local Red Cross chapter left Tuesday to drive into the storm with an emergency response vehicle to provide safe shelter and comfort for evacuees across six states. They rely on people like us to donate dollars that they can turn into aid.

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