Red Cross seeing surge in volunteer applications, including in Iowa

September 11, 2017
The Cedar Rapids Gazette (IA)

On Monday, 91 volunteers, ages 18-24, gathered at the Cedar Rapids Red Cross office to receive their final predeployment instructions before heading south this week. As a part of the American Red Cross relief efforts, the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers will work in Texas, Georgia and Florida, where two major hurricanes have struck over the past two weeks. The effort will continue as Hurricane Irma is expected to make its way north through Georgia and into Alabama Tuesday and Wednesday.

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