Local Red Cross sends volunteers to help those displaced by Hurricane Irma

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - More than a thousand miles separates the Rochester region from the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

But the American Red Cross in Rochester is still stepping up. So far, they've sent nearly 30 volunteers to help those who have been impacted by these massive storms. 

"I'll be down there for about three weeks. It'll be interesting for sure," said Scott Ladin, American Red Cross volunteer.

This will be Ladin's first disaster relief trip through the Red Cross. He's well aware of the daily and challenging tasks he'll have to face. 

"People are losing everything they've had as a result of the water damage, the flooding and so on. Just wanted to help people get their lives back together again," said Ladin.

Ladin will head down to Orlando, FL for three weeks and stay in a shelter. He's making sure those who are feeling the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma get the help they need. 

"I think trying to make people feel safe and secure as can be done during this period of time and transition for them."

 

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