WRHI contributed to this report.
North Carolina is continuing to recover from a severe storm that struck the Raleigh area on Saturday and left more than 20 people dead. Three volunteers from a Rock Hill chapter of the American Red Cross have been sent to help with the recovery process.
Upper Palmetto Emergency Service Director Gina Amato explained what the volunteers are doing.
They were out delivering meals, drinks, snacks and clean-up kits which include bleach, mops, brooms, things like that, for the families that needs those kinds of things. Obviously a lot for those families the damage is worse, then they don’t need to clean up much.
Amato said some of the volunteers were working with neighborhoods that were completely destroyed.
Some of the neighborhoods obviously you can’t even get to because of the things in the roads and trees and pieces of homes and all of that. So, it’s very emotional for a lot of people, but obviously this is what they want to do and they want to be out there.
Amato added that the scenes of destruction are very emotional for some volunteers.
When they come back, they de-stress, obviously, because of the emotional drain that it’s taken on them. They try to, I know personally when I go out on disaster, we try to in the evening at some point, kind of get together and just try to recant the day and let it go as best as we can.