Red Cross volunteers leave to help victims of East Coast flooding

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ST LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - On Saturday, six Red Cross volunteers loaded up and rolled out torrential rains lashed the East Coast. Three trucks will hit the road for the 12-hour drive. Mike Wood has been a volunteer with the Red Cross for more than 15 years and says he's happy to do the job.

"I'm a firm believer of what comes around goes around and one of these days, when I need help, they will be here for me. I just enjoy helping the people," said Wood

Crews checked their trucks and supplies to make sure they have everything they need for victims.  The first stop on their journey will be Ashville, North Carolina until further notice.  Crews are expecting to stay on the East Coast for at least two weeks.

Chris Harmon with the Red Cross says volunteers normally get called out of St. Louis 4 or 5 times per year.

"Hurricane season, fires, things like that. With the response in California, they've been pulling resources from everywhere so it’s our turn," said Harmon

 

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