Kennewick, Wash. - Clear across the country Benton-Franklin Red Cross volunteers have been helping with Hurricane Sandy relief, and a few local volunteers are still there.
Tawni Solberg from Othello just got back less than two weeks ago after she spent a week volunteering across the state of new jersey.
She worked with other volunteers from around the country coordinating teams to areas greatly affected.
"You're working seven days a week, sometimes your days are 12 to 16 hours. Really, it's not a glory thing. You go to your room, you sleep, you get up and you go right back to work. And you're doing that day in and day out,"
So far, the American Red Cross has provided more than four-million meals and 33,000 overnight stays for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
In the spirit of giving, another Sandy relief volunteer was back at work on Thursday.
Doug Wicks spent the day delivering hand-made blankets and hats donated by local groups to the Benton-Franklin Red Cross.
More than 50 blankets and 80 hats will be distributed between family services, area missions, and the battered women's shelter.
"(It's important) because families need. There's people out there that can't afford or don't have warm clothing and it gets really cold here. Especially if you're not from this area and you move to this area. You're not expecting the cold weather we do get,"
You can also help support the red cross by making a monetary donation this holiday season.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:40 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:40:56 GMT
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