Cheyenne, Wy – Nine volunteers from the Wyoming Red Cross are currently in Florida helping with the recovery from the two recent hurricanes. Eight were sent there this weekend to respond to Hurricane Frances, while one of the two volunteers that went for Charley is still in Florida. Wyoming Red Cross Manager David Morikawa says they are waiting for a clearer picture before they determine if more Cowboy State volunteers are needed. Morikawa says the hurricanes are putting a tremendous strain on national Red Cross resources.
The Red Cross is taking disaster relief donations at their website www.redcross.org and over the phone at 800-HELP-NOW. Along with the 10 volunteers, the Wyoming Red Cross sent its Emergency Response Vehicle. That is deployed in the Florida Panhandle, supplying food, drinks, and ice to those without power.