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27 Hawaii Red Cross volunteers deploying to mainland, including three for Hurricane Irma

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    As of Monday, 24 Hawaii Red Cross volunteers had deployed or were expecting to be deployed to assist with victims of Harvey. Three additional Hawaii Red Cross volunteers have been assigned to deploy to Orlando, Fla.

As recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey continue and Hurricane Irma looms, the number of Hawaii Red Cross volunteers committed to deploying to the U.S. mainland has grown to 27.

As of Monday, a total of 24 Hawaii Red Cross volunteers had deployed or were expecting to be deployed to assist with victims of Harvey — 10 from Oahu, nine from the Big Island, four from Maui and one from Molokai.

Three additional Hawaii Red Cross volunteers — two from Oahu and one from Kauai — have been assigned to deploy to Orlando, Fla., a staging site for Hurricane Irma.

The American Red Cross said it is working around the clock to provide shelter, food and other emergency support to victims of Hurricane Harvey, including at least 33,000 people who sought refuge in 284 Red Cross and partner shelters across Texas, and nearly 1,300 who stayed at Louisiana emergency shelters on Sunday night.

Donations to the American Red Cross of Hawaii can be made here or by calling 739-8109.

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