Orlando Red Cross volunteers headed to Harvey-hit areas

- Sunday morning, two more Orlando Red Cross volunteers are headed to Louisiana to help with Tropical Storm Harvey relief.

Their Red Cross truck is loaded with supplies, bound for the Bayou State.

Volunteer John Lanzetti will be in the driver's seat.

“We came down, brought the ERV's out - Emergency Response Vehicles,” Lanzetti said. “We went over to Sam's Club, got snacks and supplies from them. And Sam's Club went ahead and donated a whole palate full of water to bring up there to the folks in Texas and Louisiana.”

He says the volunteers plan to set up in Baton Rouge for at least two weeks.

“I'm going to be doing everything from delivering supplies to shelters, delivering clean-up stuff - bleach - to people who have wells, mops, buckets," he said. "I could be feeding 400 hundred people a day."

It's a nationwide effort.

The Red Cross says they've mobilized dozens of shelters, hundreds of vehicles and thousands of volunteers to help hurricane victims.

Lanzetti says the best feeling is helping others.

“A police officer, a firefighter, a neighbor helping neighbors - and the first sign of relief they see is a Red Cross truck. And they come over to you all tough and happy, and then you see the tear in their eye and they give you a hug,” Lanzetti said. “That is when it's worth it.”

So far, the Central Florida Red Cross is contributing three vehicles and 14 volunteers to tropical storm relief.

They say they're ready to send more if needed.

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