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      Lowcountry Red Cross Volunteers responding to Sandy

      MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV)--Seven Lowcountry volunteers are on the ground across several Northeast states feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

      The massive weather system is currently a category one hurricane expected to make landfall somewhere between Virginia and New Jersey Monday night.

      The volunteers will be assisting in stocking shelters and preparing safe zones for evacuees displaced by the storm.

      The Red Cross has also sent five semi-trucks filled with supplies to the region.

      CEO of the Lowcountry Chapter of the Red Cross Louise Welch-Williams is also in the northeast working with a regional supervisor.

      Welsh-Williams will serve as a back up in case the director is moved to another location.

      The volunteers will serve in the Northeast until the storm is over and recovery is complete.

      Disaster Services Coordinator Dan Coto said he was very careful in sending out volunteers and that the Lowcountry will be staffed in case of emergency.

      "We have enough people in place to deal with any situation that arises here," Coto said.

      If you would like to help, you can make a $10 dollar donation by texting "Red Cross to 90999.

      The Red cross is also asking for any blood donations. Do find a donation location just visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood

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