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Red Cross Continuing Hurricane Response

By Empriss Campbell
By ecampbell@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - With millions without power and in need of shelter in the Northeast, relief volunteers with the Jackson area chapter of the American Red Cross are preparing to lend a hand to east coast shelters filled with evacuees.

Disaster Services Director Derrick Clements said he will be headed to West Virginia to open and close shelters. He said he will be inspecting the facilities and making sure they are safe for victims.

"I'm eager to get out there and get my hands helping others because they just lost everything they need the basic needs of life food and shelter and when you can provide that it warms your heart," said Clements.

Clements is the third Jackson Red Cross volunteer to head to the northeast to help hurricane victims. He said two other volunteers have been rerouted to New York state to give out hot meals.


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