Organizations help Hurricane Dorian victims

Published: Sep. 8, 2019 at 4:46 PM EDT
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The Red Cross and Salvation Army are stepping up to provide hot meals and shelter for those in need following Hurricane Dorian.

Red Cross opened the shelter in Tyrrell County and has seen several hundred people come through since opening Saturday night.

Officials say some folks in Tyrrell County are still without electricity and some are without water. Red Cross and The Salvation Army are stepping in to assist while also acting as a distribution center.

The Salvation Army has served hot meals everyday from 11am to 1pm and 5:30pm to 7pm while The Red Cross has provided clean up kits and tarps for people with leaky roofs and damages to their homes.

"We're glad to be there to help because this is when people need it the most and if we can just help any one person that's really why we're here," says Killian Yates who is the shelter manager.

Brandy Mann is the Tyrrell County Social Services Director who says, "The community has been very gracious and Red Cross showed right up, quickly and they've been a big help. The Salvation Army did their meal truck for us and we've had probably about 500 come through here at this point and we've only been here since yesterday at 8 o'clock."

The shelter will stay open as long as folks are in need according to Yates.

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