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The Telegram
  • Red Cross aid stations help area flood victims

  • Red Cross member Sharon Smith of Woodville, Texas, came all the way to New York to help local flooding victims.

    “We help people. And when we are called, and if we have the opportunity to help, we go,” she said.

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  • Red Cross member Sharon Smith of Woodville, Texas, came all the way to New York to help local flooding victims.
    “We help people. And when we are called, and if we have the opportunity to help, we go,” she said.
    More than 35 flood victims visited the Red Cross’ bulk distribution site Friday on the Village Green. Two other sites also were set up in Central New York — one in Oneida Castle and one in Montgomery County.
    At the sites, volunteers offered assistance, provided tetanus shots and meals.
    Red Cross volunteer Larry Aufiero said some of the residents affected by the flood who came for help were “overwhelmed with suddenness,” and others had considered abandoning their homes.
    Whitesboro residents Robert and Stacy Mykel and their children Gabriyel, 4, and Addison, 3, had a flooded cellar.
    “It was horrible,” Robert Mykel said.
    The Red Cross will have sites open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Remington Arms, 14 Hoefler Ave., Ilion; Mohawk High School, 28 Grove St., Mohawk; and the village of Clinton Municipal Building, 3699 State Route 12-B, Clinton.
    In other flood-related news, WUTR Eyewitness News is teaming up with Price Chopper and the Salvation Army for a donation drive to help the area’s flood victims.
    It will take place from noon until 8 p.m. at the North Utica Price Chopper.
    Volunteers and Eyewitness News staff members will be manning a booth to collect items.
    The most needed items desperately needed: Canned food, pre-boiled rice, pasta, fresh fruit, bleach diapers, rubber gloves and heavy-duty work gloves.
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