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Delmarva Ready to Lend a Hand to the Mid-West

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SALISBURY, Md. - The American Red Cross on Delmarva is on stand-by in case volunteers are needed in the Mid-West to aid in the recovery process after devastating tornadoes on Sunday.

Officials from the Red Cross on Delmarva said after the tornadoes in the Mid-West, the local chapters are ready to lend a helping hand, if needed.  Glenn Sholley is a Red Cross volunteer on Delmarva, and Sholley said that all the videos and images coming from the Mid-West remind him of previous aid trips he has made.

"Katrina and Super storm Sandy where just everything is destroyed and gone and when a storm like that happens, the amount of trash laying everywhere is unbelievable," said Sholley.

Sholley went to New York twice as a volunteer to help in the recovery after Hurricane Sandy.  Sholley said that if he got the call - he would make his way to the mid-west to help in any way that he could.

"Absolutely because it looks like they need a lot of help and if I can help them, I'd like too," said Sholley.

Officials from the Red Cross here on Delmarva said that volunteers are deployed to impact regions based on location.  In the case of the damage in the mid-west, asking for volunteers from Delmarva may be a bit of a stretch, but they are ready to go nonetheless.

"We would be derelict in our duty if we were not always prepared.  It is our responsibility to recruit, to train and keep track of, and deploy volunteers whenever there is an event, outside the area, whenever we are called upon by the National Red Cross," said John Culp, the Community Executive at the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross.

For anyone interested in volunteering for the Red Cross or making a monetary donation, be sure to visit http://www.redcross.org/de/wilmington

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