WKYT to hold 'Kentucky Cares' relief drive for Hurricane Florence victims

How to help Hurricane Florence relief efforts with FOX4, Price Chopper and Red Cross

WIS is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help those affected by Tropical Storm Florence.

The organization will be opening a shelter at Central Baptist Church, located in West Knoxville at 6300 Deane Hill Drive. That's why Schnuck's and Walmart are doing campaigns that are sending relief to the thousands of people seeking refuge in Red Cross and community shelters.

What a difference a few days makes for the American Red Cross' Guy Triano and everyone else now in Florence's path.

Carpenter says, "Right now we're just experiencing some high winds and just beginning a little bit of rain".

A Hurricane Florence Relief Fund has been created by the Disaster Recovery Network at Global Giving. "And to be able to listen to their story, to give them hope", said Herbert Cleveland Sr., a Red Cross volunteer heading to the East Coast.

You can reach the phone bank by calling 419-725-1600.

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They included three who died "due to flash flooding and swift water on roadways", the Duplin County Sheriff's Office reported. The number of homes covered is down 3 per cent in North Carolina and 6 per cent SC compared with five years ago.

Dave Nelson, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin is already in Florence, South Carolina, working in an emergency operations center, as a liaison between FEMA and local government agencies.

Another important donation, blood donations! You can donate in honor or in memory of someone. With monetary donations, organizations can buy what they need.

The Cajun Navy is a Louisiana based volunteer group that helps rescue people trapped after disasters.

Crews in Florence are counting on aid and supplies in a disaster like this.

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is taking donations and preparing for adoptable animals from the hurricane area. "Ready to help anybody down there that needs it".

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