Local Red Cross volunteers providing aid to West Virginia flood victims

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As West Virginia residents continue to clean up the damage from last week’s deadly floods, volunteers from the Eastern North Carolina Region of the Red Cross are assisting in the relief efforts.

Fourteen local volunteers traveled to West Virginia over the weekend to help those affected by the storm.

These crews are providing shelter, meals and supplies to those rendered homeless by the floods. They are also assisting with emotional and mental support as hundreds of people cope with the destruction.

“The emotional devastation is always a very top concern of ours,” said Cece Williams, a local Red Cross volunteer stationed in West Virginia. “There are people that have lost absolutely everything.”

Williams said they are very humble people. “I get far more out of being able to help them emotionally and give my physical self to them as best I can that they could ever repay or that money could buy,” she said.

The biggest needs right now are shovels, rakes and clean up kits to help the residents there dig out their homes and vehicles.

Volunteers from North Carolina will stay in West Virginia for at least the next two weeks. To donate to the Red Cross’s relief efforts, visit redcross.org or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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