Red Cross offers suggestions for storm relief
Western Pennsylvanians looking to help with hurricane and flood relief have three immediate options, said Dan Tobin, a spokesman for the American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region.
Tobin said the agency is always seeking volunteers, monetary contributions and blood donations.
” If you volunteer today, you will most likely not be deployed, but you will be trained and will start to serve in your local community and will then be eligible to deploy during future relief operations,” he said.
Those wishing to donate money can send a check to their local Red Cross office, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or go online to contribute at redcross.org .
The constant need for blood donors likely will escalate if Hurricane Florence forces officials to cancel blood drives in areas impacted by the storm, Tobin said. A listing of local blood drives is available at redcross.org.