Volunteers from Oregon travel to Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

PORTLAND, Ore. — Volunteers from Oregon traveled to Florida to help the state recover from the devastating Category 4 Hurricane Ian.

The Oregon State Fire Department (OSFM) sent a group of 13 experts to Florida to help for up to two weeks.

Elements will work in storm-affected communities, set up command posts and help with logistics.

“A lot of these folks have hurricane experience,” said OSFM Director of Public Affairs Alison Green.

The local Red Cross office is also sending seven volunteers to Florida.

However, another 20 volunteers are on standby, ready to be deployed if needed.

Volunteers will open and operate emergency shelters, distribute needed supplies, and do whatever else is needed.

If you would like to make a donation to help Red Cross efforts, please visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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