The Chattanooga Chapter of the American Red Cross jumped into action Tuesday to help victims of the deadly windstorms and heat wave in West Virginia.
Two Emergency Response Vehicles, or ERVs, took off from the the McCallie Street building Tuesday afternoon.
They're filled with people and supplies to help the victims of this past weekend's natural disaster.
In addition to responding to local disasters and house fires, Red Cross Disaster Specialists have to be ready to help whenever and wherever they're needed.
David Hartsoe is an Emergency Services Specialist with the Red Cross. He explained how the volunteers get called out. He said, "It's what we call our disaster service Human Resources System and it keeps up with everybody that's registered to be deployed all over the country and the world."
Thomas Myers is one of the volunteers being deployed. He explained, "We're going to go to West Virginia. I'm not sure right now of the exact location, but we'll be doing mass feeding to the public wherever we're needed."
To help those effected by this storm and other disasters in our country and community please make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
You can do this by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or sending contributions to American Red Cross Greater Chattanooga Chapter.