Pitt Red Cross Needs Volunteers

The American Red Cross in Pitt County held training sessions Thursday for volunteers that may be needed during Tropical Storm Hanna

The volunteers have been getting a crash course to work in emergency shelters -- if and when they open.

Amanda Rodney -- the interim emergency service director says they're ready if Hanna comes, although they hope to have more people come out to volunteer.

The American Red Cross has a new piece of equipment to help during a disaster. A new emergency response vehicle or IRV which can serve food and carry cleaning supplies to the scene.

If you would like to help you can call the American Red Cross at 758-1140.

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