As Florence approaches the East coast, the American Red Cross is ramping up disaster relief efforts.

According to WGME, five Red Cross volunteers from Maine are heading to Virginia to help with the effort.  Three have already left and two more will be flying out today (Wednesday).  The crew from Maine will help prepare shelters and emergency supplies.

Want to help?  You can make a donation by calling 1-800-red-cross or texting the word Florence to 90999