Red Cross sends more volunteers to help with flooding relief efforts

Red Cross shelter at the Mohawk Valley Community College

The Red Cross is sending more volunteers to the Mohawk Valley to help with relief efforts.

Eight volunteers from the Western New York and Finger Lakes Regions have deployed to the area to help in the response.

The Red Cross is providing shelter and food for those impacted by the floods. It opened one shelter at the Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica and one at the YMCA in the City of Oneida.

Both shelters are providing cots, blankets, food and counseling to the people using them. Volunteers and staff members from the Central New York and Mohawk Valley chapters are running the shelters.

The Red Cross says it will keep the shelters open until the people using them are allowed to return safely to their homes, or have made arrangements to live somewhere else.