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Minnesota Red Cross seeks volunteers as crises escalate across U.S.


September 21, 2020

Lynette Nyman – American Red Cross

Red Cross volunteers in Oregon made wildfire clean up kits with items like gloves, trash bags, face masks, a shovel and rake. The kits also include sifters, used to help find personal treasures amidst the ashes.

Julie Buerkle boarded a plane Saturday bound for Florida, but not for the beach.

With travel plans nixed during the pandemic, the Roseville 54-year-old found a generous way to use her paid vacation time to help with the Hurricane Sally cleanup.

"I love traveling, and I can combine traveling and volunteering at the same time," she said. "It's really rewarding."


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