POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 12:14pm
Longview, TX — While many East Texas volunteers headed to the Northeast to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy, the East Texas Piney Woods Chapter of the American Red Cross has been busy this month meeting needs at home.
The agency has assisted 20 local families since Nov. 1 who have lost their homes.
That number is significantly higher than an average two-week period for the organization and comes at a time when the local Red Cross’ list of volunteers is limited, said Executive Director Tammy Prater.
“So often, people see the big events — and don’t get me wrong, those families need help, as much as they are suffering. But the local families that lost their homes this month because of a fire are suffering the same way,” Prater said.
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