Every 60 seconds 44 people are assisted by the American Red Cross and people affected by Florence are finding that out.
Some of that help comes from the chapters of the American Red Cross in our area too.
Disaster Workforce Engagement Coordinator Duke Osbore said seven local emergency response vehicles are now in the Carolinas helping those in need.
He said Red Cross locations in Texoma are not taking donations like food and water right now.
Instead, Osborne said if you’d like to help, text the word Florence to 9-0-9-9-9 to make a $10 donation.
Osborne adds you don’t have to wait for a disaster to volunteer.
It’s free to take Red Cross volunteer classes, and they don’t take much time to complete.