(WHTM) — American Red Cross volunteers from Pennsylvania are helping those in Florida affected by Hurricane Ian.
The nonprofit says it has about a dozen Pennsylvanians stationed there right now to help those who need it the most. The remaining 50 volunteers are in Pennsylvania and will deploy to Florida Friday morning.
“Folks will be providing things like disaster mental health and helping residents of Florida who’ve experienced Ian cope and come to terms with what’s taken place,” Lisa Landis, Spokesperson for the Red Cross, said.
Once volunteers are on scene, they will also provide everything from food and water to comfort kits.
Nicole Roschella of the Greater Pennsylvania Red Cross said volunteers will also provide shelter, and ultimately hope, to thousands in need.
“They have the best attitudes,” Roshella said. “They know they’re going into a situation with a lot of unknowns, a lot of uncertainty, but they also know they’re there to bring hope and be a light to these people who are experiencing probably the darkest days and weeks of their lives.”