Transcript for American Red Cross spokesman: Local, state officials working together on Irma relief
Want to go to the red cross right now. Jim is in Miami with the red cross. Jim, give us a sense of the numbers of people across the state that the red cross is sheltering. George, last night we had 127,000 people in combined shelters. Those are red cross and municipality shelters and 480 total shelters are open. And are those shelters -- do you have everything you need, the volunteers you need, the supplies you need? Yeah. I was in a number of them yesterday and one was a pet friendly shelter. The people seemed positive. Confident. We're taking very good care of them right now. You guys are coming out of Harvey so much work done by the red cross. And the need was so great across Houston. Any lessons learned that you're applying in Florida? Well, you know, we have done such a great job I think in the county and state and the local municipalities together. We have coordinated our efforts. No one group can do it alone. When you work together great things can happen and that's been the case here in Florida. What are your greatest needs? A lot of people at home, we learned this during hurricane Harvey, looking at this, their hearts go out to everybody and they're thinking about ways they can help. What's the best way? George, this brings out the absolute best in our people. But the best way to help right now would be to make a financial contribution to the American red cross and it's really easy to do. Go online to redcross.org. Or text the number Irma to 90999 for an automatic $10 contribution. The red cross doing great work both in Texas and Florida. We'll be right back.
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