Local Red Cross volunteers aid in wake of Dorian

Frankiln County Sheriff's Office is taking donations for Hurricane Dorian victims. (MGN)

MINOT, N.D. - The Red Cross says 17 volunteers from the Dakotas are helping in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

"Each person is going to deploy in a different capacity. So they could be running a shelter, delivering food and supplies in a shelter, or they could be doing an assortment of different things. Disaster assessments. There is a whole laundry list of things they can be doing,” said Rob Stotz, Western North Dakota Red Cross Executive Director.

The volunteers are trained for their specialty so that when they are deployed to help they are ready. Stotz himself has been out in the field helping others and says it is an experience he won't forget.

"It is a high impact deployment so you are there you are working. You don't do a lot of things in life that give you that type of reward but that is one of those things that really makes you feel good about helping your other humans. That whole humanity aspect. I enjoyed it and I know there are volunteers who truly enjoy it,” said Stotz.

If you would like to help with Dorian recovery efforts you can donate at redcross.org, call 1-800-redcross or text Dorian to 90999.

To volunteer you can go to redcross.org for more information on that.