Years ago, while he was living in the Philippines, the now Hardin County resident said he was forced to relocate after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo.
LS: Absolutely. You think about the flooding that we've had here and there were people from all over the country that came here to help us through the Red Cross and the financial assistance as well. What they can really use is cash. Boeing is active and engaged in Texas communities, contributing more than $3.2 million in charitable contributions in 2016.
This is her 14th deployment for the Red Cross.
The class teaches basic skills such as sheltering and food rehabilitation, so people can go to Texas and relieve volunteers already on the ground. Thirty staff and volunteers from the Red Cross Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso Region have been deployed: twenty three from Arizona, five from New Mexico, two from El Paso.
Backpack Red Cross volunteers carry with supplies. "You guys are part of a really very big team that spreads across the country that helps people be prepared", Malloy said as he greeted volunteers at their Farmington facility.
"You're going to save up to three lives with every unit of blood that you donate", Gulley said. "We're thankful for the dedication of volunteers and staff who are willing to help those in need", said Louise Welch Williams, Regional CEO.
To volunteer, anyone interested can go to redcross.org. I want them to be able to cry on me, talk to me.
Michelle Jones is a Psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker she says it's her calling to head to Houston.
The Red Cross has also set up a text-to-donate system - texting HARVEY to 90999 will automatically add a $10 donation to the Red Cross to support Harvey relief efforts onto your next cellphone bill.
The Walt Disney Company and its Houston television station joined together to give $1 million to the American Red Cross relief efforts.