Ways to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence

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"They're spirits are high and it's great", he said.

The Red Cross Relief Doughnut is a strawberry shortcake donut, made with local strawberries from Hurricane Creek Farms, topped with vanilla icing.

Local Red Cross volunteers are now right in the middle of the extensive flooding sparked by Hurricane Florence in both North Carolina and SC.

The Red Cross depends on financial donations to provide disaster relief immediately.

Having already deployed an emergency team to North Carolina, Americares is ready to help impacted communities by delivering emergency medicines and relief supplies.

For information about volunteering or making a donation, call 800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCross.org.

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And there is a need for more help, which is why a team of 15 gathered on the West Side on Monday for a Red Cross deployment.

They are now staged in Fort Hills, North Carolina.

"Over the coming days, we're going to see a tremendous need for support".

While those new to the Red Cross may be unable to help the victims of Hurricane Florence, their skills could be put to use in future disaster situations, he said.

"So at sunrise tomorrow we'll be able to start on disaster recovery", Williams said.

You can make a monetary donation at ncdiaperbank.networkforgood.com.

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"When you get into a natural disaster, it's organized chaos".

If you've wanted to help our friends in the Carolinas but don't know what to do, help the Red Cross help them.

There are still many ways people can help though.

The volunteers have been driving emergency response vehicles, operating shelters and distributing food and supplies, among other things, Williams said.

Blood donations are also critical during this time. More than 140 blood drives had to be canceled because of the storm.

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