Red Cross Volunteer Heads To Storm Ravaged Area

A volunteer for the local American Red Cross is leaving Thursday to help those in need in storm ravaged Illinois.

Jim Johnston is heading for Peoria, Illinois to assist with storm recovery efforts.

That area was among many others hit by intense thunderstorms on Sunday.

Dozens of volunteers from across the country are moving out to these areas to help get food, shelter, and supplies to victims.

Johnson will work in logistics, getting supplies ready to be handed out.

Johnson has been sent to assist in several natural disasters during his time as a volunteer with the Omaha Chapter of the American Red Cross. He's expecting to do a lot of work over the next few weeks.

“It's probably similar to what Hurricane Sandy was last year, because the devastation is widespread, and encompassed a large, large, area.”

Nearly 100 people stayed in 19 Red Cross shelters Tuesday night in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.

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