ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A small group of trained Southwest Georgia Red Cross volunteers is preparing to leave for Texas and Louisiana on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, field workers at the Albany Red Cross counted more than 1,500 volunteer openings just for shelter workers.
A shelter in Dallas, Texas had 546 open volunteer slots.
And, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 584 people are needed to work in the Red Cross shelter there.
The Southwest Georgia Red Cross is sending some highly trained people.
"We have got a bilingual speaker heading out Friday from Sumter County. We have a nurse practitioner that will be mobilizing in the next couple of days," said Southwest Georgia Red Cross Executive Director Andy Brubaker.
In all, it's expected 15 people from our area will travel to Hurricane Harvey devastated areas with the Red Cross.
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