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Plymouth Couple Deploy to Support Tornado Relief


A husband and wife team are taking their skills to Illinois this week to help the thousands of people affected by the Midwest tornadoes last weekend.

Bob and Betty Hartman, Plymouth residents who spend much of their time volunteering on Cape Cod, are headed to Peoria, IL as Disaster Mental Health volunteers. They'll make sure folks' emotional needs are met during this difficult time of recovery.

Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to provide food, shelter and relief supplies to all those who were affected by these storms. In Indiana and Illinois, volunteers have served more than 32,000 meals and snacks, handed out more than 1,600 relief items and provided more than 750 health and mental health services.

Joining the Hartmans are Larry Skelton of Rehoboth, Brian Sheehy of Somerville, Jack Kavanagh of Brookline and Charlie Vose of Ipswich.

Do you want to get involved? You can help people affected by disasters big and small by making gifts to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters. You can donate by visiting www.RedCross.Org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.