New Jersey Volunteers Head to LA to Help After Hurricane Laura

Volunteer Susanne Miller drives fellow Red Crosser Andrea Godshall to the airport for her deployment to Louisiana.

The American Red Cross is in Louisiana and east Texas helping people pick up the pieces after Hurricane Laura devastated entire neighborhoods — as one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S.

The American Red Cross is working closely with local officials and partners to mount a massive relief effort to provide help to people in need.

The Red Cross has mobilized more than 1200 trained disaster workers to support relief efforts on the ground or virtually, including 14 from the New Jersey Region to help with things like sheltering and feeding operations, disaster assessment and warehousing and logistics – making sure supplies get where they are needed.

In addition to those who have left for places hardest hit in Louisiana and Texas, many New Jersey Red Crossers are supporting the disaster relief operation virtually.

Here are just some of those New Jersey volunteers, who have deployed to help.

At this time the Red Cross New Jersey Region is looking to train more volunteers to respond locally during hurricane season. If interested, please visit redcross.org/Volunteer to get started.

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