Volunteers made their way to Florida on Tuesday and are now deployed as “shelter assistants.”
One of them, Mahogany Coward, has been volunteering with the Red Cross for six years — ever since her own home in Canton was flooded and the agency helped her.
“We needed help, y’all stepped right in,” said Coward. “There’s no other reason why I would sign up for it. You helped me, I want to help you.”
Coward said she’ll remain in the Tampa area for the next several weeks.
“I’m passionate about people,” said Coward. “You be good to others, others [will] be good to you.”