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More Hawaii Red Cross volunteers deploying to mainland disaster areas

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    As of Wednesday, a total of 26 Hawaii Red Cross volunteers have left or are on their way to Texas and Louisiana to help with damage assessment, bulk distribution, sheltering, community partnerships and disaster mental health.

As Hurricane Irma looms over Florida, more Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are being deployed to assist with relief efforts on the U.S. mainland.

As of Wednesday, a total of 26 Hawaii Red Cross volunteers have left or are on their way to Texas and Louisiana to help with damage assessment, bulk distribution, sheltering, community partnerships and disaster mental health.

Seven additional volunteers — five from Oahu, one from Kauai and one from Hawaii island — have been assigned to Orlando, Fla. and South Carolina to assist with Irma. More are on standby.

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

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