Among the local Red Cross volunteers who headed to Florida to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia is Mary Noll (far left above) of Lower Gwynedd Township.
According to The Reporter, Noll left Tuesday, August 29 to coordinate, inspect and service Red Cross emergency response vehicles which serve food to those who can’t get to shelters. She did the same in 2022 in flooded Kentucky and Florida.
From the article:
Once conditions allow for safe travel, Red Cross disaster responders will begin damage assessment and support partners as evacuation centers transition to congregate shelters. The agency has also stocked hospitals in the Florida Panhandle with additional blood products to ensure they are able to keep adequate inventory on the shelves if transportation routes are impacted, and pre-positioned blood products in other areas of the Southeast in advance of the storm and stands ready to provide additional blood products if hospitals need support.
So far, the Red Cross has provided nearly 300 additional blood products to help meet patient needs, but over 700 blood and patient donations have gone uncollected in the Southeast this week due to the storm disruptions.
Anyone interested in making a donation or organizing a blood drive to help those affected by Hurricane Idalia can do so via redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or texting the word IDALIA to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
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Photo: Mary Noll’s Facebook page