Murfreesboro Area Red Cross needs volunteers for Hurricane Matthew

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As Hurricane Matthew nears the southeast coast of the United States; the American Red Cross is on the ground helping people who are in the path of this life-threatening storm.

As many as 3,600 people spent Wednesday night in 84 Red Cross and community evacuation shelters in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. This number is expected to grow as Matthew closes in on the United States and evacuation orders continue to be issued. The Red Cross has also prepositioned more than 30 trailer loads of shelter supplies, ready-to-eat meals, and cleanup and comfort kits.

The American Red Cross Heart of Tennessee Chapter is recruiting volunteers from the general public who are willing deploy to assist with relief efforts in response to Hurricane Matthew.

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Red Cross will host two informational meetings for people who are interested. Volunteers must be able to commit to a two-week deployment.

For more information, contact Casey Hill at 615-604-2448.

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WHAT: Free informational meetings for anyone interested in helping with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts

WHERE: American Red Cross, Heart of Tennessee Chapter, 501 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 3712

WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

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