Indiana Red Cross Volunteers Waiting for Isaac
Indiana Red Cross volunteers are in a holding pattern as they wait for Hurricane Isaac to make landfall and do whatever destruction the category one storm can do.
Spokeswoman Ann Gregson says the Indianapolis chapter has 21 volunteers in the Gulf Coast, mostly in Florida. Gregson says no more will be deployed until after the storm hits and officials know if additional volunteers are needed. Lisa Wenzler-Savin is a volunteer specializing in mass care sheltering who was originally deployed to Tampa Bay. Wenzler-Savin says the volunteers sent to Tampa have since been moved to Tallahassee to make sure they were out of the stoms way and closer to where the storm is predicted to hit.
Wenzler-Savin says the hardest part of the volunteer job is waiting for the storm to hit because everyone is there to help and wants to be doing something. Volunteers are limited to how far they can venture off to make sure they are ready to go when disaster strikes and they know where to go.
Wenzler-Savin says because the storm appears to have slowed down, it may linger leaving volunteers waiting for another 2 days before they get know the full scope of any damages and the focus of their assignments.