Volunteers with American Red Cross of Northern W.Va. Help Flood Victims

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Volunteers from across the nation with the American Red Cross have been on the front lines in southern West Virginia.

Sharon Kesselring, the executive director for the American Red Cross of North Western West Virginia said they started assisting at a nursing home that flooded in Ritchie County.

Since then there have been 17 Red Cross shelters opened across the state, giving over 400 people somewhere to sleep and some warm food.

The Red Cross is also helping people manage the stress of the intense situation.

“The waters have pretty well receded now, but in some cases people still don’t have any places to go to, so, because their home is gone. So, American red cross is making sure that through our mental health workers that they’re helping people cope, our health services workers are making sure that if people have lost prescriptions or eyeglasses or something like that, through this that those are going to be replaced,” said Kesselring.

Sharon says that the red cross is always looking for volunteers, you can find out more information at RedCross.org.

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