32 volunteers come from Western Pa., more coming — Red Cross

Sandra Bullock owns a house near Austin

"I also saw the work or our incredible volunteers and partners working around the clock to deliver comfort, care and hope".

"We definitely need more help to help here for family fires, and things like that", says Harrison.

Product donations will focus on essentials needed in shelters: water, infant formula, diapers, underwear, and personal hygiene products. Most of the times when she makes donations she does it on the sly. "I've always wanted to do disaster relief since 9/11 and my friends and I were talking about this when we were watching the newscast on Hurricane Harvey so I said guys why don't we sign up".

Comedian Kevin Hart also launched his own Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge, calling on fellow stars to doante Dollars 25,000 to assist Texas residents rendered homeless or without electricity in wake of the natural disaster.

The outpouring of financial support for the Red Cross relief effort along the Gulf Coast has been tremendous.

Leslie Schaffer, Regional Executive for the Red Cross Iowa Region says, "Thank you to Casey's for stepping up and supporting the Red Cross relief effort". According to McGovern, there are 32,000 people living in 230 shelters across the state and that number is expected to rise. As of Friday, some 42,000 people sought refuge in these shelters overnight.

Donations pay to transport more than 2,300 disaster workers to Texas, whether by plane, bus or auto. They are on standby and may help field some of the calls for Texas. As of Monday, the Salvation Army has provided more than 5,000 meals.

Sandra Bullock has pledged to donate $1 million to help aid the many individuals whose lives have been devastatingly impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Right now, Tetting says 57 Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region volunteers have been deployed to Texas.

The Red Cross says the safety of the people they serve and the volunteers who help is the greatest importance.

Having to relocate because of a natural disaster is something American Red Cross volunteer Geoff Nall understands well, which is one of the reasons he volunteered to be deployed to Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. These gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

The American Red Cross teamed up with Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven to set up a shelter.

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