The Red Cross seeks healthcare volunteers in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

Wilford Martinez, right, is rescued from his flooded car by Harris County Sheriff's Department Richard Wagner along Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Volunteers from Central Ohio were joining others from across the country to provide shelter, food, and more relief for families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The American Red Cross said 1,800 people stayed in dozens of shelters Saturday night, but that number was expected to grow Monday as flooding continued to rise.

Currently, the Red Cross said it has enough supplies in Texas to support 28,000 people and additional supplies were being sent Sunday.

As part of the relief effort, the Red Cross was seeking health care works and mental health professionals to serve as volunteers. Details on the requirements were posted on the its website.

You can also donate to the agency directly on its website.

ABC 6 / FOX 28 is holding a phone bank Tuesday to raise money to assist with providing care for families in Texas.

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