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Local Red Cross Volunteer Helps Volcano Victims

Jerry Hall is one of nine Oregon volunteers on the big island helping communities affected by the Kilauea Volcano eruptions.

Posted: May 30, 2018 6:18 PM

HILO, Hawaii-- Jerry Hall out of Klamath Falls is no stranger to traveling to helping those in need during natural disasters.

“I do this a lot and enjoy being able to give my time to help other people," said Hall.

He's been an American Red Cross volunteer for nine years now and has been across the United States giving aid, from Texas for flooding to New York for Hurricane Sandy. Right now, he's in Hawaii and not on a relaxing, tropical vacation. Kilauea and its devastation brought him to the big island.

"In the evening, there is a beautiful red glow from the lava in the sky but the beauty is out done by the devastation it's causing," Hall added.

He works 12 hours a day making sure all evacuees are comfortable and have everything they need, from food, water, shelter to both mental and physical health services.

"Some of the shelter people have lost everything. Some people don't have any idea if they have anything left and a lot are just waiting to get back into evacuated areas. The uncertainty is hard of our clients."

He's a retired firefighter now but sees himself with the Red Cross for a long time.

You can donate to the Red Cross by heading here, by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by texting REDCROSS to 90999

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