Mid-Missouri organizations respond to Hurricane Dorian
JEFFERSON CITY - The American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas is sending two emergency response vehicles from Jefferson City to help people from Hurricane Dorian.
The emergency response vehicles are two of nine vehicles being deployed to the East Coast for Hurricane Dorian. The Red Cross is also sending 32 volunteers.
Mike Quigley, who is one of those volunteers said, he's volunteering because "people need people."
"Simply coming with a bottle of water, sometimes, and saying 'are you alright,' may make all the difference in the world to that person," he said.
The Red Cross said two people will operate each vehicle and give out food and other disaster relief to people affected by the storm. The other volunteers will work logistics, transportation needs and shelter operation, which includes feeding, health services and mental health services.
The Red Cross says emergency response vehicles left Kansas City over Labor Day weekend and another left St. Louis this morning.
Missouri Task Force One activated more than 30 people to help with relief efforts in Florida.
Gale Blomenkamp, who is the Chief for the Boone County Fire Protection District, said Missouri Task Force 1 is in Jacksonville, Florida, awaiting assignment.
According to a post on the Boone County Fire Protection Districts' Facebook Page. Team members provided care to a patient after a traffic accident in Jacksonville