Greensboro Red Cross volunteers headed to Gulf Coast for Isaac
Updated: 08/27/2012 09:27 PM
By: Brittany Edney
GREENSBORO -- American Red Cross volunteers from the Triad are heading south to help with Isaac. Volunteers will fan out across several Gulf Coast states to help in the storm's aftermath.
Red Cross Volunteer Sateria Bruton said she is deploying to Alabama to give our southern neighbors a helping hand.
"I'm a big humanitarian myself so I love helping people," said Bruton. "I love providing so I'm just basically here just to help out however I can."
North Carolina is sending Bruton plus six others and one emergency response vehicle to the Gulf Coast so they'll be ready to react incase the storm hits hard.
Communications Director Melanie McDonough says it's a role they performed flawlessly a year ago after Hurricane Irene.
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"We had 750 volunteers here in North Carolina this time last year, a majority of them were from North Carolina but a lot of those volunteers were from our surrounding states," said McDonough. "So it's one of those things with the Red Cross and with America--we're always all in."
Bruton helped with disaster relief during Irene and says thanks to that experience, she's ready for anything Isaac could stir up.
"Going into the unknown, I mean I feel like if I can ride out Hurricane Irene last year by myself in a hotel room, with no lights, I think I can ride out anything," said Bruton.
The Red Cross says Volunteers will be spread out over Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida.