New volunteers needed to deploy to support relief efforts by local American Red Cross

File image of Red Cross building. (WLNE).

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The American Red Cross is in need for new volunteers to help support the Red Cross mission both locally, and by deploying out of state.

Local American Red Cross volunteers are deploying both virtually, and physically to support Red Cross relief efforts in response to the Oregon wildfires and Hurricane Laura.  Additionally, the Red Cross is mobilizing supplies and volunteers in anticipation of Tropical Storm Sally.

The American Red Cross is asking for volunteers to help staff shelter reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collecting, and other vital tasks to help those in need.

For those interested in volunteering, please visit their website or contact Sarah Scheel at or 860-426-5795.

If you are unable to volunteer but would like to help, consider donating to those affected by disasters by mkaing a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Visit, call 800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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