Apple to donate $1M for Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Apple to donate $1M for Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Apple to donate $1M for Hurricane Florence relief efforts

So emergency officials say they plan to airlift food and water to the city of almost 120,000 people. "They come in and load up our supplies onto their vehicles and they get them out to the shelters of the evacuation centers that are open".

The funds will support disaster response, including support for Red Cross shelters, volunteer training and mobilization of volunteers.

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday. Through donations, the American Red Cross will be able to provide meals and shelter to families.

Anderson has volunteered with the organization for 14 years and said Florence is his fifth storm deployment.

Richard Smith, The Executive Director of the American Red Cross for Central and Western South Dakota, says their volunteers are prepared to help in any way possible.

"They put a hold on sending people from North Texas because we are supporting the middle of Texas and Southern Texas for possible heavy rain this weekend".

The next step for workers is helping residents figure out what they can do next.

Dozens of displaced animals are also being brought to the North Carolina Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607.

"I just decided that I wanted to volunteer", Dunder said. The Red Cross urges people in unaffected areas to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to care for patients in the Southeast and throughout the country. You can help by visiting or texting the word "Florence" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Some Red Cross blood drives have already been cancelled and additional cancellations are expected in the Southeast in the days ahead. Platelet and type O positive blood donations are critically needed right now.

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