Large-scale disasters are impacting millions of people across the country. From California to Louisiana, and even in northern Indiana, the Red Cross is helping where it can.
The Evansville chapter found out that they’re sending three people out west to help fight wildfires.
More than 82,000 people have been evacuated in the state as several fires burn from southern California all the way up to San Fransisco.
No local volunteers have been deployed to Louisiana yet.
The Red Cross is there – currently helping more than 4,000 people.
Theo Boots with the American Red Cross of Southern Indiana says, “We have tens of thousands of volunteers in our Red Cross network. And so, services do not depend on your zipcode so we all rally to help each other in time fo needs. It wasn’t too long ago that we deployed local folks to Canada.”
The local Red Cross is on standby to possibly help out in South Bend. The area suffered major flooding this week – impacting hundreds of families.