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Georgia Red Cross volunteers scramble to get to Northeast

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Six more Red Cross volunteers from Georgia are scrambling to find a way to get to the Northeast to help with disaster relief.

Charles Fowler of Austell, a retiree who has volunteered for the Red Cross for two years, is leading a team of six.

They were scheduled to fly to Minneapolis Thursday morning where they planned to catch a second flight to Hartford, CT. From Hartford, they will drive to White Plains, NY, where they will receive their orders from the Red Cross headquarters.

Flights directly to New York City were hard to come by because of all of the damage from the severe storm known as Superstorm Sandy.

Fowler said he will likely be asked to serve in some of the hardest-hit areas.

"Some of the clients will be able to go back and do a damage assessment and see if they can return to their homes," Fowler said. "If not, then we'll return to the shelter and we'll offer them shelter, we'll feed them and we'll also have heath services, mental health services."

Fowler said he is looking forward to his deployment, which is scheduled to last at least two weeks.

"That's where the reward comes in because you go help people and you hear some of the stories, and at the end of the day that you've helped someone on their journey to recovery so that's the rewarding part," he said.

If you would like to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, but can't volunteer, you can donate through the Red Cross.

Kroger customers can round up their purchase total to the nearest whole dollar amount.

The change will be donated to the American Red Cross.

You can also go to the Red Cross website to donate.

The Red Cross will use the money to provide, food shelter and meals to victims.

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