Local non-profit agencies poised to respond to Florence's aftermath

Local non-profit agencies poised to respond to Florence's aftermath

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Local non-profits are ready to help people in the Carolinas who are dealing with  Florence.

The American Red Cross has deployed six volunteers this week, with more volunteers on standby as well as resources ready to send. Another local non-profit is also waiting to hear more.

"We are on standby right now," said Major Paul Egan with the Salvation Army. "The Salvation Army in Georgia has sent four canteens to be stationed in Charlotte, North Carolina, waiting to move in."

For the American red cross, their crews are staging in Macon, Georgia. Both non-profits are able to serve in disaster response through handing out food, providing shelters, and passing out supplies. It's what they are prepping for now and with future storms on the horizon.

"Well, the salvation army is always in preparation mode," said Major Egan. "To be ready for any storm that might come our way."

Major Egan says that  he's worked disaster response in the Carolina's with Hurricane Irene. It was difficult to reach certain islands in the aftermath, so they've prepped their canteen for the worst.

"Specifically for this one, we made sure our canteen had new tires on it," he said.

Other agencies across the county expect more help to be sent once they can figure out what resources exactly they need.

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