Local Organizations Helping Out On The East Coast

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Local organizations are also doing their part to help people on the east coast.

Mike Wood and Crow Brozovich are getting ready for a road trip, 1000 miles to be exact.

The two Red Cross volunteers are heading to New York in a ERV or emergency response vehicle to help feed those in need while Hurricane Sandy makes her way through the east coast. Combined they have nearly 20 years of service and have seen everything from wildfires to flooding.

Ameren Missouri and Illinois also sent out crews, 99 crew members from Missouri and 67 from Illinois were sent out along with repair trucks. Ameren Illinois also freed up 200 contractors so they could help restore power.

While we look to our skies and appreciate our sunny days, Mike and Crow will do their best to serve those who need it the most.

The Red Cross says they don`t plan to send out any other local volunteers until after the storm has passed. 

We just got word that Ameren Missouri added another 150 linemen to their crew list heading east along with 50 additional contractors.