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Members of the Texas Border Patrol bring their boat back to the launch site near Deerbrook Mall on FM 1960 after currents were too rough to transport an elderly woman needing rescue from behind the mall in Humble Texas. — AP

Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteers will be present at the game to collect monetary donations to assist the victims of Harvey.

At the Red Cross' Farmington headquarters Friday morning, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state officials toured the facility and met with volunteers to thank them for their service.

Volunteers work in two-week cycles, so as the first group is down there now, another group will train and then replace them, she said.

And she would know-Rosalind lived through the flood that hit Kansas City in 1993.

Red Cross communications officer Mark Tauscheck says the volunteers are thoroughly trained, but they have a huge responsibility. We seek to invest strategically and ensure that contributions are directed where they'll have the greatest impact.

"I can guarantee you there are trucks of every kind lined up in the Texas area loaded with all kinds of clothes so forth and it'll be more than enough".

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The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising.

"We definitely need more help to help here for family fires, and things like that", says Harrison. And per various reports, the organization-which former President Barack Obama and others urged people to donate to-has had a disappointing response to the crisis.

"I'm the only one that's now active working on the disaster side", says Harrison. "It's just devastating and we just want to do our part to help".

The Red Cross deployment operation from the CT and Rhode Island region continues to be active and ongoing as they send roughly two to five individuals each day.

In a written statement released to media, Mayo said that it was important to support "the urgent need for hope and assistance in regions affected by the hurricane". The easiest way to give to the Red Cross is by texting HARVEY to 90999 to wire a $10 donation.

The American Red Cross is in need of financial donations to provide immediate disaster relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. However, this boot camp is really just the training wheels for what the volunteers will really be learning when in Texas.



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