INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – Hoosier volunteers for the Red Cross are preparing to aid the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Ida intensifies.
The Indiana Region is deploying volunteers– including two from the northeast Indiana division- and Emergency Response Vehicles to assist those who will be impacted by the storm.
“Hurricane Ida will cause substantial impact to many people across the Gulf Coast, but our Red Cross volunteers prepare for disasters of this magnitude,” said Chad Priest, regional CEO of the American Red Cross – Indiana Region. “Our volunteers will be there before, during and after the storm to help communities in their recovery efforts.”
This is not the first time volunteering for Bob Harkness and Dave Vollenweider. Both northeast Indiana residents aided Louisiana during hurricane season last year.
Deployed volunteers will assist individuals and families with sheltering, emotional and mental support, emergency assistance and recovery help to guide them through their next steps after Hurricane Ida. The Emergency Response Vehicles are deployed to assist with storing and volunteers handing out food, water, and supplies to those affected.