Michigan Red Cross seeks volunteers, donations for hurricanes

How to volunteer in Florida during Hurricane Irma

"We went three days without electricity, the island ran out of water, every store was sold out of water".

Karen Conklin, the Executive Director for the Lake to River Chapter of the American Red Cross, said that if you want to help those affected by Hurricane Irma, the best way to do so is to volunteer.

Tauscheck says volunteers often feel as if they get more from the experience than they give, and the retention rate for the volunteers is high.

Red Cross agencies from around the country will be sending what they are calling "jump teams" to Florida.

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Training will be held tomorrow night for anyone interested in helping the Southern Missouri Red Cross provide aid to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

"We know our associates and customers make the difference".

FEMA officials said thousands of volunteers are needed, but they also highly discourage people from self-deploying.

"You have to be flexible", said Nicklaus.

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"Hurricane Irma hit shortly after Hurricane Harvey landed in the Houston area, so there are a lot individuals who need support right now", said ASRT President Amanda Garlock, MS. Her and her husband have been in Texas for two weeks, helping victims. "That's why we couldn't get into some of the assigned places we were supposed to be in".

"Our top priority is the safety of our volunteers, so one of the things we are looking for is how quickly we can get in and keep our volunteers safe at the same time", Wallace said.

They're hoping to feed more than 1,000 people a day, or even, just put a smile on their face.

As hurricanes leave communities in the South ravaged, almost a hundred volunteers from Eastern Iowa are headed down to help hurricane victims.

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