MILWAUKEE -- The same storm system that brought snow to southeast Wisconsin delivered tornadoes and flooding to states in the south. Now, Red Cross volunteers from all over the country are headed to the region to help -- including some from Wisconsin.
"There's a lot of devastation. There's a lot of loss," said Patty Flowers with the American Red Cross. "We never have to really look for people to go. They're calling us saying, 'I'm ready. Do you have something for me?'"
With so many states dealing with the aftermath of severe weather, Flowers said the Red Cross has already sent eight people from Wisconsin -- and they expect to send more in the coming days.
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The responsibilities of each volunteer varies based on their background, skill level and experience.
"Some of them will actually go out into neighborhoods where it's safe and distribute food and water and blankets and cleanup supplies," Flowers said.
"They don't have anything left, no memories, no photos," said Flowers. "And letting them see that there is going to be a difference, but there's hope, is what's so special for all of us to be able to do."