Red Cross working to help flood evacuees at E.B. Aycock Middle School

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – As people continue to evacuate their homes throughout Monday night WNCT stopped by one of four shelters open in Pitt County.

The American Red Cross is making sure those forced from their homes have a safe place to stay. One Red Cross worker says despite the tragedy, it’s uplifting to see people come together to help.

“It’s people coming together along with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, churches and all the volunteers. And even the shelter occupants are stepping up and helping us carry stuff, organizing games for the kids to keep them busy. For me, it’s been a real heartwarming experience. It’s nice to see this,” said Richard Burke with the American Red Cross.

Burke also adds those planning to come to the shelter should bring their medication, toys, and games to help occupy their children and a few days worth of clothes.


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