East Tennessee Volunteers to be Deployed to Colorado

Red Cross volunteers respond to disaster
Hundreds have been staying in Red Cross shelters since heavy rain lead to flooding and landslides.

American Red Cross volunteers from East Tennessee are responding to help flood victims in Colorado.

Tomorrow morning, at least five volunteers from the Tennessee Mountain Valley Chapter will be deployed.

These volunteers have special training in disaster response. More volunteers may be called upon in the coming days.

The American Red Cross is supporting rescue operations by providing shelter, food, relief supplies and comfort to the nearly 12,000 people forced from their homes.

Hundreds have been staying in Red Cross shelters since heavy rain lead to flooding and landslides.

The American Red Cross has also distributed more than 10,000 meals and provided 1,700 health and mental services to those affected.

Those who want to make a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999.