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Red Cross sends more personnel from Western Pa. to Texas

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Matthew Koser waits for rescue atop his car after it was flooded by heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017 in the Bear Creek neighborhood of west Houston, Texas. Koser was helping to look for important papers and heirlooms inside his grandfather's house. The neighborhood flooded after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir.
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Matthew Koser waits for rescue atop his car after it was flooded by heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017 in the Bear Creek neighborhood of west Houston, Texas. Koser was helping to look for important papers and heirlooms inside his grandfather's house. The neighborhood flooded after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir.

More Red Cross volunteers from Western Pennsylvania are being recruited to help with hurricane relief efforts in Texas.

Thirty-seven people from the American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region have joined 1,000 Red Cross volunteers from across the country who are assisting with relief operations currently underway there, spokesman Dan Tobin said.

Four local emergency response vehicles have also been sent, Tobin said.

As of Monday night, roughly 17,000 people sought refuge in more than 45 Texas shelters, Tobin said.

Tobin said people looking to help can make monetary donations to the Red Cross. Donations can be made online at redcross.org, by sending a check to a local Red Cross office or texting the word HARVEY to 90999.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4702, mczebiniak@tribweb.com, or on Twitter @maddyczebstrib.

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