Local Red Cross volunteers head south to help in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Some local Red Cross volunteers are on their way to help with the potential aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

Two of those volunteers left from Albany Thursday night. They are part of seven volunteers heading south from the Eastern New York region. They will join the hundreds of workers on standby in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

It isn’t the first time one of the local helpers has made the trip during a natural disaster.

“After we help these people, they’re so happy,” volunteer Charles Diorio said. “To see a smile on their faces is the gratifying part. You know, they have nothing to smile about, originally.”

The Red Cross said they may need people to donate blood to help the victims that might be affected.

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