Red Cross sends 50 trucks from Baton Rouge to Houston

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The American Red Cross is loaded up 50 trucks with supplies for victims of Harvey Thursday morning. They left from Celtic Studios around 10 a.m. Those 50 trucks contain food, water, and cleaning supplies.

They also contain over 200 volunteers, who will be stationed northwest of Houston. One of those volunteers is Jewreel Crisler, whose family had to evacuate New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. She says the tragedy in Harvey is bringing back nightmares.

"I can understand what the people are going through because it's really devastating," Crisler said. "Just imagine, nowhere to go, nothing... that's miserable. That's why we do what we do to be there. To let you know we are there, you have a helping hand, we are here to help you."

Volunteers say they will be in Texas for as long as they're needed.

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