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Region 8 help set to leave for Colorado

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Volunteers from Region 8 left Sunday to Colorado with the Red Cross.

Lynda Nash is a licensed social worker from Jonesboro who was traveling to help rescue crews.

She said this is a new experience.

"I had a phone call yesterday afternoon asking if I could go for an unknown period of time," said Nash. "At this point I am leaving tonight. I called a few people for support, also to ask questions this is my first employment with the Red Cross so if they had any hints or a how to of things I need to include in my suitcase."

Nash said she's going to focus on the mental health during the recovery process for families and rescue crews impacted by the floods.

Nash is one of three mental health volunteers from Arkansas.

Bridgette Williams with the Red Cross told Region 8 News the team is going to be there for at least two weeks.

 

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