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GA American Red Cross assisting in Gulf region

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The American Red Cross of Southeast Georgia is keeping busy this Labor Day weekend by providing help and comfort to people in communities from the Gulf region to the Midwest affected from Issac.

So far, 90 Georgia volunteers have helped people in need who have dealt with flooding, power outages, tornadoes and severe heat and humidity from Isaac. The volunteers have a variety of experience, ranging from expertise in sheltering, health and mental health services, and damage assessment.

Georgia's Red Cross have also deployed 7 Emergency Response Vehicles to Louisiana on Aug. 31, including a convoy of 10 trucks filled with supplies from the Red Cross Disaster Field Supply Center in Union City. The supply trucks are now in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and have began to distribute items.

The Red Cross is asking for donations to help support relief efforts. They will be in the Gulf region for weeks helping people get back on their feet and could use donations of food, shelter, relief and clean-up supplies.

Costs for relief services from Issac are continue to grow and may cost as much as tens of millions of dollars. To donate, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.  Checks can also be mailed to: American Red Cross of Southeast Georgia, PO Box 9987, Savannah, GA 31405.

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