Red Cross volunteers from Atlantic, Gloucester and Salem counties are among 19 people from New Jersey heading to help Hurricane Harvey survivors in Texas.

Linda Kolman of Ventnor, Atlantic County, and Terrence Smith of Sewell, Gloucester County, and Carrie McIntosh of Pennsville, Salem County, are among 19 New Jersey Red Cross disaster workers who left Monday.

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Red Cross volunteers have been helping with relief efforts in Texas. They also include: Jodi Bocco of West Long Branch, Remy Davis of Basking Ridge, Christopher Dempsey of Ocean, Jean Edouard of Irvington, Lauri Gill of Sparta, Peter Grey of Sandyston, Grant Hansen of Ridgefield, Joan Klimpl of Somerset, Kristee Lauro of Ocean, Carol Matthews of Florence,  Ricardo Medrano of Union City, Christopher Pena of Old Bridge, Clare Rybczynski of Branchburg, Shira Stern of Morganville and Gerald Zurawiecki of Wallington. Additional volunteers are on standby, ready to deploy as needed, according to a statement issued by Red Cross.

The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, according to the statement.

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their flooded homes, losing everything they own – and more rain and flooding is expected throughout the week. It is anticipated that many more families will be impacted, the Red Cross said.

Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers from all over the country are on the ground, working to provide safe shelter and comfort to people impacted by this devastating storm.

“Our hearts go out to the thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Ana Montero, CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “We are grateful to all of the Red Cross disaster workers from right here in New Jersey who are leaving their families and heading to Texas to help. Our heartfelt thanks to those who have made a contribution to support relief efforts. We hope everyone will consider making a donation to support this massive disaster operation.”

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