Red Cross in East preparing for Ga., Fla. evacuees from Irma

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More than 100 Virginians, including 12 from Charlottesville, went to Houston, Texas to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Organizations slated to receive funding from Target include the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, UNICEF, Save The Children and other local relief organizations.

The American Red Cross is looking for more volunteers to help in disaster zones - and offering expedited training to help get people to where help is needed most.

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The volunteers from Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Napa counties include people who will provide medical and mental health care, plus shelter, feeding and logistics, said Cynthia Shaw, spokeswoman for the Red Cross.

As Texas and Florida battle some of the worst storms to hit the states in decades, First Centennial Mortgage raised money across their offices to donate to the American Red Cross to aid in immediate relief efforts.

"They are certainly two mammoth events back to back". "You could be there for a few days". "We're encouraging people to bring extra blankets, pillows and personal items that will make their stay more comfortable".

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"You have to be flexible", said Nicklaus. You may not have access to cell phones.

Those who complete the training will be eligible to deploy to the areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. However, since Katrina, we really have put in a lot of lessons learned in place.

Scott says this is her first time volunteering for the Red Cross but it wont be that last. "Some of the more experienced people were sent there because they had done disaster relief before".

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As hurricanes leave communities in the South ravaged, almost a hundred volunteers from Eastern Iowa are headed down to help hurricane victims.

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