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Siouxland Red Cross volunteers help storm victims on East Coast


Several Siouxland volunteers are still on the east coast helping people still struggling to cleanup after Superstorm Sandy.

Most of these American Red Cross workers will spend up to three weeks there. They're providing emergency food, water and clean-up kits to people who still have no power or have lost their homes.

46 Iowa volunteers are stationed in different parts of New Jersey, near places like Atlantic City and Princeton.

Some are working in shelters. The Red Cross deployed 320 Emergency Response Vehicles from across the country to help meet the needs.

And since this is considered a long term disaster event, the American Red Cross is asking for your help.

"We're not able to transport goods, blankets and canned goods and things like that. And financial donations, just $3 dollars can provided snacks for kids in a shelter. $10 provides hot meals to these people that are still without power and out in the cold. So a financial donation is a really great way to help," said Tammie Pech, Regional Communications Officer for the American Red Cross.

If you'd like to help Hurricane Victims click here. You can also call 1-800-red-cross or text the word redcross to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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