Local Red Cross volunteers needed for Harvey relief efforts

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Local Red Cross volunteers are heading to Texas to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief.

The American Red Cross has a massive relief effort plan ahead of the hurricane heading towards the United States.

Hundreds of volunteers are heading to Texas with enough supplies to support more than 20,000 people.

Officials say already 125 Red Cross emergency vehicles have been deployed with over 200 more expected to be sent out later this week.

Locals can help by going to training programs for disaster relief right here at the Parkersburg Local American Red Cross Chapter.

"All together within West Virginia around 7 volunteers that have deployed, or in the process of being deployed," says Sharon Kesselring, the Executive Director of Parkersburg American Red Cross Chapter.

"Three of those are from right here in Northwest West Virginia Chapter and that's just the beginning. We have so many more that will still deploy. Again, they all have different training and different skills, different areas of expertise. That is what we do at American Red Cross, we take your best skills and put that into action to help our clients."

Other ways to help victims of Harvey are by monetary donations or charitable gifts.