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Hawaii Red Cross workers respond to blizzards, wildfire and flooding across five states

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

By. Devon Tsai

When all hail broke loose, four Hawaii residents came to the rescue.

Five states—Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi are facing Mother Nature’s devastating destruction.

Thousands of people are being affected by the brutal blizzards, wildfires, and floods which started Wednesday night. Weather experts say more snow and rain is expected in the affected areas, along with additional critical wildfire conditions, over the next several days.  

More than 1,100 American Red Cross members, including four Hawaii residents, have traveled across the country in efforts to help people in need.

“The commitment and dedication of our Red Cross volunteers is remarkable,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the Hawaii Red Cross.  “It is inspiring to see volunteers answer the call for help, hope and relief to disaster victims, even if it means traveling across the county, away from their family and friends during their Easter holiday or Spring Break.”

Red Cross and community shelters are housing hundreds of stranded victims.

For more information on how you can help, please visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

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