American Red Cross volunteers from Colorado travel to Arkansas, Mississippi to help with wreckage

DENVER - Wreckage from tornadoes and floods is overwhelming workers in 13 states across the U.S., and the American Red Cross is sending in support from all over the country, including Colorado.

The Colorado volunteers are from Red Cross chapters in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction.

This is a very difficult situation and our hearts go out to the people that are suffering.” said Gino Greco, CEO for the Colorado & Wyoming Region. “We are proud that our volunteers have stepped up to help.”

The Colorado Springs' Pikes Peak Chapter sent their volunteer to help handle cleanup logistics in Arkansas. The Western Colorado Chapter in Grand Junction sent one volunteer trained in mental health issues to Mississippi to help victims and relief workers deal with the stresses of the tornadoes and flooding.

The Red Cross sent more than 1,200 volunteers to Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and North Carolina. Hundreds of people are staying in shelters across the Midwest and the east coast after homes were destroyed in the recent storms.

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