Region 8 help set to leave for Colorado

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

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

She said this is a newexperience.

"I had a phone callyesterday afternoon asking if I could go for an unknown period of time," saidNash. "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 theyhad any hints or a how to of things I need to include in my suitcase."

Nash said she's going tofocus on the mental health during the recovery process for families and rescuecrews impacted by the floods.

Nash is one of threemental health volunteers from Arkansas.

Bridgette Williams withthe Red Cross told Region 8 News the team is going to be there for at least twoweeks.

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