Hendry County man volunteers to help those affected by Hurricane Laura; how you can help

Reporter: Gail Levy
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Howling winds, flying debris — we know the feeling.

“My wife and I live in a fifth wheel RV so we don’t sit them out anymore. We get out of town when they come to Fort Myers,” said Red Cross volunteer, Bill Roy, of Hendry County.

But this time as Hurricane Laura grew in the Gulf, Roy went to the storm. He’s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with the Red Cross.

I understand what it is to lose everything,” he said.

Roy is out there with Sally Wilsey who says it’s her mission to be there.

I wanted to be there to help them get through it,” she said.

Wilsey and Roy can donate their time. The rest of us? When we see damage and destruction and loss of life, we want to help. What the Red Cross needs is cash.

“Monetary donations are best,” Wilsey said.

“Money is always the best way,” Roy agreed.

You can safely donate through AmericanRedCross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text LAURA to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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