A group of local Red Cross volunteers is headed to Louisville, Kentucky, to help residents there recover from the recent tornado.
Four Red Cross volunteers and two emergency response vehicles have been sent to Virginia from the Metro Detroit area ahead of Hurricane Irene.
Several metro area businesses are partnering in a disaster relief effort.
A local union is gathering non-perishable food items, clothing, diapers and personal toiletries for the victims of the recent tornados in Alabama.
A Red Cross Disaster Relief crew is headed out on a 800-mile drive to Birmingham, Alabama where they’ll join-up with crews from other Red Cross locations nationwide.