HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) Three Connecticut Red Cross volunteers are expected to arrive in Louisiana Monday evening, as part of the organization’s response to the historic flooding in the state.
The volunteers are expected to help distribute needles to people in areas stricken by the flood. Red Cross spokesperson Stefanie Arcangelo is preparing to leave for Louisiana herself, as more Connecticut volunteers are sent south. She is leaving behind a husband and son in Connecticut.
“Family first, so [I’m] making sure that my husband and my son are taken care of,” she said on balancing home life with her work for Red Cross. “Everyone is on standby to pitch in whenever needed for pick-ups, drop-offs, to take a little pressure off of making sure our son is safe and good to go.”
When Red Cross volunteers go to disasters in other states, they are typically gone for approximately two weeks.