Nassau Red Cross taking donations for hurricane victims

Volunteers from all over Long Island are helping out the victims of Hurricane Katrina in what many officials are calling the largest Red Cross mobilization effort in history.

Many Long Islanders are answering phones at the local Red Cross chapter and accepting financial contributions that will go directly to the people and communities in need.

Three volunteers were sent down to Alabama and Arkansas and two of them drove in an emergency response vehicle. The vehicle, stocked with bottles of water, snacks and basic medical supplies, has enough food to feed more than 500 people at one time.

Related Story: Long Island volunteers heading to Louisiana as Katrina nears coast

Related Links: National Hurricane Center American Red Cross National Weather Service

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