Hoosier volunteers help flood victims in South Carolina

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana Red Cross workers are now on the ground in South Carolina helping flood victims. The volunteers are from Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Evansville, Greencastle and Crawfordsville.

David and Judy Brown from Indianapolis flew out Monday at noon. The couple is now in Charleston.

“I think anybody should do it,” David Brown said at the Indianapolis International Airport. “You’ve got to help as much as you can.”

With less than 24 hours notice, they cancelled any plans they had, packed their bags and took off.

Red Cross has asked them to help run a shelter, but they know their assignment could change based on local needs.

Judy Brown said she’s been watching coverage of the flooding on the news.

“It was terrible,” she said. “I feel really bad for those people. We just want to give back.”

As the Browns boarded their flight, Becky Shelton and Jerry Gorrell made it to the airport from Crawfordsville.

“Need to go down and see what needs to be done,” Shelton said. “Those people down there are so much worse off than you could even think about being.”

Red Cross is also seeking donations, which can be made here or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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