As Irma makes landfall, non-profit groups in Alabama already stretched thin from Harvey
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
As one of the most powerful hurricanes to-date gets ready to make landfall, non-profit groups are scrambling to respond.
The Salvation Army in Mobile and the American Red Cross have all of their volunteers, trucks, and canteens and resources in Texas. First responders with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office and Mobile Fire-Rescue are also on the front lines cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey. With Irma quickly approaching the U.S., all of the crews from Mobile will be heading back soon.
“This preparation for Hurricane Irma is overlapping with the response to Harvey," said Stephen Carr with the American Red Cross in Mobile, "we've got about 14 volunteers over there right now. We’re starting to get them back, rest up, and deploy again to Florida".
Carr said they will do their best to help everyone in need and they appreciate any additional donations. He said right now, they are just watching the weather and waiting.