Sacramento Red Cross Helping As Hurricane Harvey Hits

Volunteers with the American Red Cross Gold Country Chapter are going to be in Texas to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey, which was listed as a category three hurricane while making landfall on the Gulf Coast Friday afternoon. It was later upgraded to a category four.

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Spokesman Stephen Walsh said six volunteers will be in Texas providing a variety of services for which they have have received training.  However, another half dozen volunteers are being held back to possibly help with relief efforts which might needed due to a wildfire burning in Oregon right now.

Walsh said that the remaining Sacramento region Red Cross volunteers may head to the Gulf Coast in a matter of days.  The situation will be re-evaluated on Sunday morning and decision made on where and when those volunteers will be used.

There is a need for cash donations to the Red Cross, according to Walsh.  You can make a donation if you wish by clicking here.

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