When disaster strikes, American Red Cross volunteers from across the country and beyond rush to offer services – from fresh water, food, clothing and shelter to home repair, cleaning supplies and health care. As residents of areas hit by Hurricane Sandy surveyed the damage from flooding and high winds, Red Cross volunteers stepped up to help, including Pike County’s Red Cross coordinator Teri Totten.
“It was quite an experience. The pictures and video on TV didn’t do the destruction justice,” she said. “When you pull up and see all the damage first hand, it stops you in your tracks.”
A resident posts a hand made sign to her destroyed home in Union Beach, N.J.