Tennessee Red Cross volunteers helping with Hurricane Laura response; here's how you can help

Posted at 6:27 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 07:31:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It’s going to be a long road ahead for families affected by Hurricane Laura. To help with the disaster, 20 American Red Cross volunteers from Tennessee have responded to the call for action.

Across the country, 600 American Red Cross volunteers have stepped up to help. The Red Cross has shelters across the South, including one in Mobile, Alabama, where local volunteers are helping out.

The American Red Cross of Tennessee is holding a virtual open house at 4 p.m. Thursday for anyone who wants more information on how to volunteer. Click here for more information.

This is just the beginning to what’s expected to be a very busy hurricane and wildfire season.

The American Red Cross will need more volunteers to help respond to natural disasters like Hurricane Laura -- both virtually and in-person.

Many volunteers are taking victim assessments over the phone due to the pandemic, but there’s also volunteers that will be needed to help manage shelters for those escaping the storm’s wrath.

If you’re unable to volunteer, you can always donate to help the Red Cross financially too. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.