Local American Red Cross volunteers heading home

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Local American Red Cross volunteers heading home this week.

Eight volunteers were deployed from West Virginia to respond to Dorian and its impact on the Eastern coast.

The majority of the volunteers were in North Carolina and are able to return home.

In a couple of cases, the volunteers were pre positioned but not used. The American Red Cross sees this as a good working drill.

Sharon Kesselring is the executive director of the American Red Cross of the Northwest West Virginia.

"They may have gone down there and sat for a day and a half in a hotel room and not had the opportunity to serve but had Dorian hit this coast line the way it was originally predicted we wouldn't have had enough people with 2800 people pre-positioned. We would have had to call out a whole lot more volunteers to be able to respond," said Kesselring.

If you are interested in joining the Red Cross as a volunteer, go on redcrosswv.org.

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