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Local Volunteers Help With Clean Up After Hurricane Irene

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The Mid-Michigan chapter of the Red Cross has deployed volunteers out east to help with Hurricane Irene relief efforts.

Roughly 3 dozen people from Michigan are working at Red Cross shelters in the disaster zone.

At the Mid-Michigan Red Cross in Lansing volunteers are manning the phones to keep track of those out in the field. They're also taking calls from people who want to help.

"There are quite a few people that want to do things and donate money and want to know where and how and so we're giving them directions on what to do with that," said Red Cross volunteer Juanita Trujillo.

"I've seen a lot of disasters and I feel that we've had a few here close to home and it really hits you. It really hits you hard," said Red Cross volunteer Al Trujillo.

If you'd like to help, the Red Cross says it's always looking for new volunteers and donations.

If you'd like to make an appointment to donate blood, visit the red cross online at www.redcross.org.

If you would like to donate to relief efforts they are also asking that you give money instead of supplies.

90 Consumers Energy employees from across the state are also helping clean-up storm damage from Irene. They could stay up to three weeks in the Albany, New York area. They will be helping national crews who deliver electricity to over 3 million people on the east coast.

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