"There's never a greater need to put that mission into action than after a disaster like Hurricane Florence", said Patrick Conway, President and CEO of Blue Cross NC.
Save the Children helps families and children by providing child-focused supplies to affected families. "I spoke with the governors of North and SC and offered our support", Governor Ivey said.
As WCBS 880's Peter Haskell reported, the DART Team - short for Disaster Assistance Response Team - is composed of current and retired FDNY members.
The Red Cross is providing shelter for evacuees with as many as 100,000 people possibly needing help.
In fact, they expect to be sheltering almost 100,000 people within the next 24 hours.
The ravaged Carolina coast strikes the heart of Minnesota, as the American Red Cross in Minneapolis coordinates the deployment of 50 volunteers already working in the storm devastated region out east.
Red Cross emergency response vehicles from central Georgia embarked on their trip to the Carolinas, equipped with supplies, on Sunday. More than 140 blood drives had to be canceled because of the storm.
Williams says his volunteers will be facing unstoppable rains, flooding at historic levels and a disaster that not even close to being at its most severe state. The organization urges eligible donors to donate blood in unaffected places.
One of the volunteers heading to the Carolinas is Lori Ayers who also led some of Saturday's training. Platelet and type O positive blood donations are critically needed right now.