CHESHIRE, Conn. (WTNH) — A Connecticut volunteer is deploying to South Carolina Friday to support Red Cross relief efforts following widespread damage from flooding in the southeastern United States.
John Glendon is a responder from the Cheshire area and one of nearly 3,000 Red Cross volunteers in the Connecticut and Rhode Island Region of the American Red Cross. He will be working in South Carolina as a support services associate for flood victims that have been devastated by a recent storm.
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According to a spokesperson from the Red Cross, more than 400 people spent Wednesday night in shelters to have a safe and dry place to sleep. The Red Cross has already mobilized more than 600 workers and 24 emergency response vehicles to support 5,000 people in South Carolina.