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Red Cross Response

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American Red Cross shelters and relief efforts are being set up as Hurricane Sandy continues to intensify.

Eight Red Cross volunteers from the North Texas Region, including one from Wichita Falls, went to the east coast to help storm victims.

Weather experts predict Hurricane Sandy is combining with two other weather systems to create a superstorm.

The local Red Cross chapter is anticipating more of their volunteers to be deployed to help.

The local Red Cross currently has 50 volunteers and is always looking for more.

Katrina Farmer, Executive Director of the North Central Texas Red Cross, said, "It's important that people volunteer now and come and learn about the Red Cross and get your training."

Farmer added "When there is a big disaster you're able to help. If you came in Today and wanted to go help with Sandy, you can't. You have to of had training prior to volunteering."

Our local American Red Cross chapter is hosting a rally Saturday, the November 3rd from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event is free and everyone is invited to learn about what the Red Cross does and what training you need to become a volunteer.

 

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6