Several Central Ohio relief organizations planning for Irma
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) --Several organizations that are helping with Hurricane Harvey relief are back to the drawing board planning to help those potentially in need for Hurricane Irma.
As the American Red Cross of Central Ohio is in the middle of its preps, one volunteer was deployed to help a few days before things got bad.
"For Irma, we have one volunteer from Central Ohio, from Columbus specifically, whose been deployed to help with disaster health services, specifically as a nurse to help those who may have difficulty through Irma. We have two others from our region that are also deployed," said Chris Marrero, the Disaster Program Manager for the Ohio Buckeye Region.
Marrero said he also needs bilingual volunteers.
Orientation and training sessions will take place every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Everything will be held at The American Red Cross Columbus location along East Broad Street.
Officials from The Salvation Army said they're keeping a close eye on Irma and have been in discussions about it.
Rock City Church was busy most of Wednesday collecting donations at the Lennox Town Center for Harvey victims. Members said they're monitoring the next superstorm bound for the US.
"Irma is on the radar and it could be coming to Florida very soon into the weekend. We are praying a lot. We know God's hands can be on that storm. We do have partners in churches down in Florida and we're going to wait to hear from them and see what their needs are," said Inde Newland, intern at Rock City Church.