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Google to Match up to $1 Million in Donations to the American Red Cross During Hurricane Florence

"Those all went over to the East Coast to help with feeding and stuff as needed". "We're doing everything we can, including working with partners like the National Guard, to move volunteers and supplies to critical areas". She advised those who wish to volunteer in the Florence response efforts to call the local Red Cross office at 423-378-8700.

The hurricane has reached the coast of the Carolinas with storm surges up to 13 feet and rain amounting to more than 3 feet.

"Last week, when we sent the volunteers, we sent everyone prelandfall of the hurricane", she said.

It's cases like these where we've seen time and time again how our Valley opens their hearts to help those in need.

Elizabeth Anderson has been riding out the storm with 200 volunteers in an emergency shelter at a school in Myrtle Beach, distributing donated items and keeping children entertained.

The drivers will join the more than 150 volunteers already stationed there, said Bob Sheldon, assistant director for operations for Georgia Red Cross.

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"It just warms the heart to see that and it's wonderful the great work that our volunteers are doing down there to help support this relief effort", said Kyle Kriegl, the executive director of the Northwest Wisconsin Red Cross Chapter.

The Red Cross was in the WIS studio on Monday, September 17 to host a disaster relief phone bank.

"Redcross.org is best for any financial donations", he said.

A crisis response page has been set up to allow Facebook users to alert others if they are in the affected area.

You can donate for Hurricane Florence relief at the Red Cross website or over telephone at 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669).

Organizers also say they're able to leverage donations and stretch each dollar further. That's about 5,100 blood and platelet donations missing.

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