Many Tennesseans headed to Austin, Texas to assist in disaster relief for residents who have been experiencing massive flooding.
Two volunteers from the Red Cross left Friday morning to join several other groups from Tennessee already active in the effort.
They said the work comes second to helping lift the spirits of those affected by flooding.
“When you're in a disaster or you’re hurting, just showing up and people seeing us there and trying to give that helping hand of giving back,” said volunteer Daniel Rose. “I think it just puts a smile on their face just to ensure that they’re going to be okay.”
The trip was scheduled to take the Tennessee volunteers 24 hours, and they have planned to stay in Austin for two weeks.