INDIANA (WEHT) – The Indiana region of the American Red Cross is deploying more than a dozen volunteers to Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Ian making landfall and to Puerto Rico for disaster relief after Hurricane Fiona.

According to a release from American Red Cross, volunteers will assist with sheltering needs, mental health services, feeding assistance, deployment support, short-term and long-term recovery efforts and more. More volunteers may deploy from the Indiana region in the coming days as Red Cross teams continue to identify needs across the affected area.

How to help

  • Visit redcross.org, call 800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support and other assistance.
  • Those interested in volunteering for the disaster action team can sign up online at redcross.org/dat.
  • Eligible blood donors in parts of the country unaffected by the storm are encouraged to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply.