Nurse from central Illinois to help with Hurricane Michael relief

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An Illinois nurse and Red Cross volunteer is making her way to an area hit hard by Hurricane Michael.

Amy Eathington will fly to Florida Tuesday and stay there for the next two weeks. This is the second time the retired nurse has helped those affected by a natural disaster.

Earlier this year she spent time assisting families in South Carolina after Hurricane Florence made land fall. Eathington says it’s in her DNA to help those in need.

“The Red Cross has all kinds of people doing different jobs from logistics to feeding people and nurse work,” Eathington said. “For a small amount of the population that don’t have friends or relatives to go stay with, it’s very important the Red Cross helps those in need.”

To help people affected by Hurricane Michael, donate to the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word MICHAEL to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.

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