Earlier this month, that flood killed about eight people and left hundreds without homes. Red Cross says the volunteers will help provide shelter food and counseling. Diane Nelson, one of the local volunteers headed that way, has a background in mental health. She plans to help survivors who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
“Life as they know it has now changed. And so, they experience all kinds of mental health issues. Depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance,” said Nelson.
Nelson says Red Cross requires a two to three week commitment when volunteering. If you’d like to help with your time or donations, click here.