Even before the full impact of Hurricane Sandy is known, some Kentucky volunteers are on their way to lend a hand. The Bluegrass Chapter of the Red Cross has sent out six trained responders. Two of them are helping out in New York, one in New Jersey, and two others are being positioned in West Virginia.
Red Cross Spokesman Winn Stephens says the idea is to get close to storm, but stay out of its path.
“The point of that is to sort of have people again close enough to the storm that they can be there quickly after it passes, but far enough away that they themselves don’t need a response," says Stephens.
Stephens says additional volunteers could be sent from the central Kentucky area. He says monetary donations can go to help with direct response in the form of food, clothing, and shelter.