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Local Red Cross Says Over-Budget After Winter Fires

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - Government officials kicked off Red Cross Month.

Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt said the county "would be devastated without an organization like the Red Cross."

A flag has been raised for the organization outside of the Government Building in Salisbury as a way to recognize community efforts.

Locally, the Red Cross is having a bit of trouble due to a spike in fires this winter. Lower Shore Red Cross executive director John Culp says that this season there has been twice as many calls for help were received this season and they assisted twice as many people than in an average year.

On top of that, he says they're already over budget this year.

"Every one of those responses when you put people up for a short period of time, take care of their lodging and food, that's expensive," said Culp.

For information on how to become a volunteer or to make a donation, you can visit RedCross.org.

 

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