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Five volunteers from Cleveland County Rushing to help

Today, the local American Red Cross is sending volunteers from Cleveland County and Gaston County to the Gulf Coast in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Four volunteers from Cleveland are heading to Mississippi; the volunteer from Gaston is heading to Alabama.

Since last week, the Red Cross already has more than 1,500 disaster workers assigned to the response.

HURRICANE APP Those who may be in the path of the storm can download the new free Red Cross Hurricane App which puts real-time information on hurricane safety at someone’s fingertips. The app features information on Red Cross shelters and a toolkit with a flashlight, strobe light and alarm. The one-touch “I’m Safe” button lets someone use social media outlets to let family and friends know they are okay. People across the country planning to travel to areas predicted to get hit with the storm can use the app to receive weather alerts. The Hurricane App can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross.

If you would like to help people affected by disasters like wildfires and floods, you can make a donation today to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by clicking here to donate online, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Your gift enables us to provide safe refuge in our shelters, feed those who have had to leave their homes, and offer comfort to those touched by disaster.