Local Red Cross volunteers head to Texas to help storm victims

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) –A group of local American Red Cross volunteer left for Texas Thursday to help the victims of the recent deadly severe weather.

Elizabeth Briand of Guilderland is one of those who flew out of Albany International Airport Thursday morning for some of the most devastated areas.

The Red Cross volunteer told News10 ABC this is not the first time she has traveled to another state to help those affected by severe storms.

Elizabeth said she is flying across country to help because if she was in their shoes, she would want a helping hand as well.

More than 800 Red Cross volunteers have been involved in the response, several providing mental health support as well.

Volunteers will spend at least two weeks in Texas.

The devastating storms and flooding left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing in Texas and Oklahoma.

Those looking to help storm victims in Texas and Oklahoma can contact the American Red Cross.

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