In The Shoes Of Red Cross Volunteers | KCUR

In The Shoes Of Red Cross Volunteers

Jul 22, 2013

We’ve all seen it on TV— a hurricane strikes, leaving thousands without power, food, or clean water for days or even weeks. When disasters happen, the Red Cross is the organization that always seems to be there.

The Red Cross responds to local and national disasters.
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In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with Red Cross liaison JoAnn Woody and local volunteers Jen Farmer and Jim Petesch, who deployed to New York and New Jersey to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy last fall.

If you're interested in volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross, you can find more information about helping in a disaster here and other ways to help here.