How to help and donate to the victims of hurricane Florence

Adjust Comment Print

"We are equally proud to support the American Red Cross as they deploy to help the communities in this area that have been impacted by Hurricane Florence".

Please help the American Red Cross provide warm meals, shelter and hope to the families in need by donating today at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. The Red Cross says it has more than 2,000 disaster relief workers now deployed to the region.

The humanitarian group mobilized around 2,000 disaster workers from around the country to help those displaced.

Cook's tweet came as Hurricane Florence is hitting the Carolinas with fierce winds and rain.

Starting Monday, monetary donations for the relief organization will be accepted at all Middle and East Tennessee, northern Alabama and southern Kentucky locations of Kroger. They're seeking relief from the wrath of Hurricane Florence.

"In times like these, we collaborate with our nearby Kroger divisions and other partners to find ways to help in any way we can", said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager at Kroger Mid-Atlantic.

Right now, at least 12 American Red Cross volunteers from Montana and Idaho have been deployed to help.

To make a donation, just visit the website at She and fellow volunteer Judy Pike from St. Cloud, Minnesota, drove to Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to set up for a three-week deployment. He said more than 1,500 units of blood that were scheduled to be donated in the areas affected by the hurricane need to be replaced. More than 20,000 people stayed in 200 Red Cross and community shelters Thursday night to escape the storm's wrath.

Amazon is also providing a way for customers to donate essentials to Feeding America and the Red Cross through Amazon Wish Lists.

Steve Wise, a Red Cross volunteer from New Lenox, is at the university helping out.