BOSTON (WHDH) – Members of the Bay State Red Cross are among the hundreds of volunteers across the country traveling to Florida ahead of Hurricane Ian, which was recently declared a Category 4 storm.
Sandy Grenier, a Red Cross worker in Massachusetts, said volunteers are ready to help Floridians once the Disaster Action Team arrives.
“We want to be there before it hits,” said Sandy Grenier, a Massachusetts Red Cross official. “We provide the food, cots to sleep in, blankets, clothes and everything they need.”
Grenier said it could be dangerous work but she is willing to deal with the unexpected as this is her sixth Red Cross emergency callout.
“I know when it’s crazy, it gets crazy and you just have to go along with it,” Grenier said.
The Massachusetts volunteers will join hundreds of others from across the country who have begun landing in Florida, and for all of them, safety is their top priority.
“You always remember that you’re there to help people, it’s not about me, and I always keep the bigger picture in mind,” Grenier said.
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