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The First United Methodist Church in Rhinelander is hoping the public contributes to hurricane disaster relief efforts they've started.

Pastor Keith Wolf says they are collecting items for hurricane victims, be they in Texas, Florida or the Caribbean....

"....we work with an organization called Midwest Mission Distribution Center near Springfield, Illinois. They're a partner with the United Methodist Church. They take items in and distribute them to where they are needed most...."

Pastor Wolf outlines what items they would like to see donated....

American Red Cross Announces National Giving Day

Jun 1, 2015
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Wisconsin has sent 34 workers to Oklahoma and Texas to help with ongoing disaster relief. In that light, the American Red Cross is reminding people that when disaster strikes, it can change everything in a day. That’s the theme behind the American Red Cross’s new one-day national giving campaign, which takes place Tuesday. The Red Cross hopes to raise support for its general mission in 24 hours of giving.

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A Rhinelander-area woman is in Arkansas to help  tornado victims north of Little Rock.

Tuesday, at least 30 people died in six states  affected by intense thunderstorms and tornados.

Carol Miller is a trained Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteer. She told Ken Krall she got the call to help out.

Miller says she will be working with people who lost medications, or devices in the storm she will help to find replacements.

This is Miller's seventh Red Cross deployment. She encouraged people to consider a donation.

Lending a Hand in Denver, CO

Sep 19, 2013
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A Rhinelander volunteer is in Colorado with the American Red Cross.  Carol Miller is stationed at Disaster Relief Headquarters near Denver, south of where the floods have done the most damage.  

She says there are 600 volunteers on the scene with hundreds more set to arrive.  The job of Red Cross nurses is to take care of those who get sick or injured while volunteering for FEMA or other partner organizations.