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Red Cross looking for more volunteers for relief efforts

first_imgBonafede says the volunteers currently being deployed are showing they are working extra hard in a time like this. (WBNG) — Though the pandemic crisis has taken hold of the entire nation, the American Red Cross is not letting that stop its relief effort missions. It also goes the other way around. Bonafede says if they need volunteers to come up to New York State, they’d have to self-quarantine before they could start their in-person work. If you’d like to volunteer, you can find more information on the American Red Cross website. Bonafede says if you do volunteer, they are taking extra safety steps by doing health screenings before entering shelters or buildings, and keeping beds six feet or more apart from each other. Chuck Haupt has been a volunteer for more than 11 years and has been recently working virtually to help people still suffering from Hurricane Hanna down in Texas. He says he was going to do anything possible to help others. “I love helping people, especially when they lost their homes, they lost everything they had,” said Haupt. “By going to these places, they’ve made the extra commitment to self-quarantine when they get home for two weeks,” said Bonafede. Despite the pandemic creating some obstacles for relief efforts, the American Red Cross is still calling for plenty of more volunteers. Regional Communications Officer, Jay Bonafede, says more people have been hesitant to travel for their missions due to COVID-19, even though the organization is following the safety protocol.last_img

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