Local Volunteers Ready for Irene

Brian Kelly

DUNN, NORTH CAROLINA (KMOX)-Among those waiting along the east coast to see what Hurricane Irene brings, are a half-dozen Red Cross volunteers from the St. Louis area.

Larry Boyer is among those stationed, with their Emergency Response Vehicles, in Dunn, North Carolina, about 90 miles northwest of Wilmington. Boyer is hoping their help won’t be needed, “We hope it fizzles out. Then we can all go back home”

But if it doesn’t fizzle out Boyer and his fellow volunteers and are ready to head out and provide residents and first responders with whatever they need, “We got up early this morning, went to Sam’s picked up supplies. We’ve go the ERV’s all loaded up so we’re ready to roll right now.”

And if you wonder why Boyer and the others go into harms way to help, they wear a patch that tells you, “It’s got a little teddy bear on it and it says ‘we’re in it for the hugs.'”

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