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Published October 31, 2012, 09:34 PM

North Dakota Red Cross volunteers make trip to Hurricane destruction sites

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A second wave of local Red Cross volunteers left for the East Coast today.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A second wave of local Red Cross volunteers left for the East Coast today.

They are lending a hand in areas hit by hurricane Sandy.

Six local volunteers are on their way to New Jersey and Connecticut to bring food relief to neighborhoods devastated by this storm.

They join five shelter relief volunteers who left this past weekend.

Rich and Sonja Johnson are two of the volunteers.

They will drive a disaster relief food truck through neighborhoods where people are starting to return home.

The retired couple from Fergus Falls has volunteered their time in many disaster areas, including hurricane Katrina.

Sonja Johnson, Red Cross Volunteer: “We knew that when we fully retired and we still had our health that this is what we wanted to do.”

Rich Johnson, Red Cross Volunteer: “You get much more out of it than what you give, actually. And we've always felt that if you have talents, something to offer, and if you're healthy, it's a good thing to do.

The teams will spend two weeks in storm-ravaged areas.

This is the fifth wave of volunteers the Red Cross has sent to disaster areas this year.

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