In Moore, Okla. there is a need for everything from food, water and shelter to communications to coordinate relief efforts, and the first of many volunteers from Spokane is leaving soon to help get the lines of communication back open.
Sending one person may not seem like much, but Sharon Andrews, a communications manager, has helped in relief efforts in places like New York after Super Storm Sandy, can do more than you think.
Andrews already has her bags half packed and is ready to jump on the next plane to extend a hand to those in need.
"I'm a little apprehensive about this one too. It's hard," Andrews said.
A national Red Cross volunteer, Andrews felt the call to help during Hurricane Katrina.
"It was very overwhelming," she said.
"The startup is always the most intense but it is the part that I love the most," she said.
Andrews will help set up hundreds of thousands of dollars in communication equipment.
"Within 24 hours the communication team that I'm on will have that set up with laptops," she said.
Phones, internet and satellite connections help Red Cross volunteers stay in touch and families reconnect with loved ones in the area.
"We are their eyes and ears so they need us and they are in constant contact with us," Andrews said.
Andrews will be gone for about a month and a half. The Red Cross here in Spokane is looking to send about a dozen more volunteers in the near future.
If you want to help you can donate to the Red Cross just by texting the words "REDCROSS" to 90999. That will donate $10 to disaster relief.