At least 17 people have died due to storm-related incidents - though some outlets are reporting the death toll has reached 19 at this time.
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Instead, the Red Cross is working with partners to buy items in bulk to get supplies to those in need in the most efficient way possible.
Boy Scout volunteer Thomas Lewis, 12, and his father Jay Lewis of La Grange, North Carolina, help stack sandbags donated by the city of Greenville at the Farmers Market September 16, 2018 in Kinston, North Carolina. More than 6,700 people spent Wednesday night in 127 Red Cross and community shelters in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, the Red Cross said.
A Red Cross shelter set up at Crossroad Christian Church in Gray was housing 22 hurricane evacuees on Tuesday, including a number of children, and two dogs. They're seeking relief from the wrath of Hurricane Florence. But Hodge acknowledged the worst was likely yet to come.
Our Connor Cyrus checked in on how things were going. "The last hurricane to pass through was downplayed a little (by forecasters) and then it hit harder than expected".
Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.
Gov. Roy Cooper said Friday that Florence is "wreaking havoc" and he's concerned "whole communities" could be wiped away.
Every disaster relief effort is different, Dunder said, and she's been happy to play her part.
"First is financial support".
Volunteers can participate in training sessions offered by the Red Cross, and those volunteers are the ones that are able to be deployed to different disasters or emergencies.
Please help the American Red Cross provide warm meals, shelter and hope to the families in need by donating today at www.RedCross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.