American Red Cross in need of volunteers

Altoona (WQOW) – The local Red Cross has been very busy for last two weeks. A total of 16 staff members and volunteers have been helping other regions of the state through flooding, mudslides and tornadoes.

As of Wednesday, August 29, the following disaster relief services have provided to those impacted by the catastrophic storms: 789 clean-up kits distributed (each kit containing a sectional handle with a mop, broom, squeegee and push broom heads, pail, scrub brush, sponge, disinfectant, detergent, bleach, trash bags, gloves and a dust mask), 624 meals served, 289 cases of water distributed, 778 snacks served, and 120 volunteers and staff deployed to affected areas to aid disaster relief efforts.

Kyle Kriegl of the Red Cross said right now they need volunteers, blood and money.

“You know just devastation I mean with these floods with a flash flood it comes and goes so fast, a lot of muck from the water,” Kriegl said.

Kriegl said the flooding is so bad, they’ve had to shut down some blood drives.  If you would like to donate the Wisconsin efforts click here.

Lindsey Ford

Lindsey Ford

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