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First Coast Red Cross low on supplies during Hurricane Season

10:14 PM, Jun 22, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With all the wildfires in Florida, the American Red Cross is working overtime. 

It is delivering water, food and in some cases providing shelter, but its resources are dwindling during the critical hurricane season.

Donations and volunteers are needed now more than ever, said Jack Morgan, the CEO for the American Red Cross of North Florida.

"It's been a very challenging spring, I've been involved with the Red Cross for 33 years now, this is probably one of the worst springs I've seen in 33 years," said Morgan.

The focus for the agency is to provide aid to those impacted by the wildfires, but it also has to be ready for a hurricane.

It is hurricane season, and Morgan explains supplies need to be stocked and volunteers need to be ready to go.  Even if a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast, resources from the First Coast will likely be used.  However, with so much aid going to the wildfires supplies and volunteers are not at the level it should be.

To make a donation or to learn how to be an American Red Cross volunteer visit www.NEFloridaRedCross.org.

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