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Local Red Cross volunteers return home

Seven volunteers from the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the Red Cross went to assist with Hurricane Isaac relief. Seven volunteers from the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the Red Cross went to assist with Hurricane Isaac relief.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Southeast Missouri Chapter Red Cross volunteers have returned home from deployment with Hurricane Isaac.

The Red Cross used 115 emergency vehicles to feed thousands of families a day. Officials estimate they served more than 470,000 meals to date.

In total, the Red Cross deployed more than 2,000 volunteers. Some are still in the affected areas and could be there up to one year.

Margaret Makins says this was her first deployment and its an experience that she plans on learning from. Makins was one of seven volunteers from the Southeast Missouri chapter.

Makins was stationed in Hattisburg, Mississippi.

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