American Red Cross

American Red Cross

People who are interested in volunteering for the American Red Cross can learn more about the organization on Thursday evening. A "volunteer open house" is being held from 5:30 to 6:45 at the American Red Cross Chapter House in Moline. / Red Cross

A Davenport woman is in Orlando, Florida helping the Red Cross respond to Hurricane Dorian.

Sue Yoder volunteers as a Logistics Facilities Manager, finding buildings the agency can use, such as shelters, offices, warehouses, and Multi-Agency Resources Centers.

Usually, Yoder volunteers for two weeks at a time. She says the damage in southern and central Florida from Hurricane Dorian was limited. And today she's been helping organize the closing of shelters in the southern part of the state.

A volunteer from the Quad Cities will soon start helping victims of weekend severe storms and tornadoes that tore across the southern states.

Illowa CFC

Federal workers in eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois have raised nearly $350,000 for local, national, and international charities.Spokeswoman Linda Loebach says pledges from the annual Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign fell behind last year.

American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area

Some Quad Cities residents are learning that the difference between life and death during a house fire could be preparation. This week, American Red Cross volunteers began installing smoke alarms in homes in East Moline.