The American Red Cross of the Southeast & Coastal Georgia sends 2nd volunteer to assist with disaster efforts in West Virginia

People look through free food and other personal items brought in as part of disaster relief Saturday in Clendenin, West Virginia. (Ty Wright / Getty Images)

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Thousands remain without a place to call home tonight after deadly storms ripped through the state of West Virginia.

23 people were killed and more than 400 people are living in shelters right now.
But help is on the way as another volunteer from The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia steps in to help.

John Clark, a veteran and first time volunteer, hopped on a plane headed to West Virginia this morning at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

Clark says going to help is important to him because he feels like it’s the right thing to do and would want someone to do the same for him.

“We never know when it could happen in Savannah, we’re going to want that same thing—for people to come and help us. So I feel like it’s my duty to go and help other people that need it, because Savannah might one day be flooded or hurricane or whatever we’re going to need volunteers to come and help us.”

Clark will be there for the next two weeks—working to gather more donations and help to coordinate those that are come in.

 

To donate to the American Red Cross, click here: http://rdcrss.org/1pQLbkB

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