The Red Cross is helping hurricane victims

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Red Cross has been busy helping the victims of Hurricane Michael.
Currently, there are 95 volunteers working in the state of Alabama and hundreds more in the Florida Panhandle to assist with cleanup efforts.

The Red Cross is often the first organization on the ground in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Danielle Warren, American Red Cross interim chief development officer of the Alabama region said, “Of course the Red Cross is that immediate safety net for people who need help. We’re immediately going there we’re not waiting on anybody. We’re not waiting on donors. We’re not waiting on government agencies.”

Warren said cash donations are the most helpful since they are flexible and can be used to provide a wide range of supplies.

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