Father-son Red Cross volunteers heading to Florida

Red Cross volunteers preparing supplies

People in Northeast Wisconsin are feeling the impact of Hurricane Matthew, some stepping up in a time of crisis.

Friday, a father-son duo left Green Bay for Tallahassee in an American Red Cross emergency response vehicle.

They’ll work with emergency management in Florida to offer shelters and support for people affected by the storm. They expect to provide everything from food and eating utensils to jumper cables and fire extinguishers.

“In life I say there’s always people worse off than you, and these people are going to be losing their houses, everything they could be losing,” Dennis Nagan said. “The people are so grateful, you know, and that makes it all worth while when you get back, you were able to make a small help.”

The pair tell us although they’re headed for Florida right now, they may be diverted somewhere else that the storm hits harder.

The American Red Cross says nearly 30 Wisconsin volunteers are heading to impacted areas. It has hundreds of disaster workers across the country on standby if more help is needed.

Nagan also assisted in Louisiana after Hurricane Isaac in 2012.