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Local volunteers share stories from Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Posted at 5:40 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 15:28:04-04

CINCINNATI -- There are some great hearts in Greater Cincinnati.

As volunteers with the American Red Cross continue to work relief efforts in Texas, some are preparing to help with Hurricane Irma as it hits the Florida coast.

Dick Robinson, a driver for the Red Cross, has been working to clear homes and feed survivors after Hurricane Harvey.

“We are working 12 to 14 hour days, but we are feeding those who are affected by the flood and those who are helping doing the cleanup,” Robinson said.

Robinson said crews have been marking homes with a large “C” after they clear the house. That means “everybody is gone or taken care of,” he said.

Katie Bosse and Jane Murasko are a part of the Red Cross’s mental health team.

Bosse said they have been traveling to Houston-area shelters to provide assistance.

“We've seen the rich and the poor have over our head trash and debris. It's a struggle down here,” Bosse said. “People are hurting, but the Red Cross is here to provide the best support that we can.”

The Red Cross is  accepting donations for hurricane relief efforts. Click here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation.