CHATTANOOGA, TN - Volunteers with the local American Red Cross chapter have deployed to Florida to help once Hurricane Dorian makes landfall.

Julia Wright, executive director of the Southeast Tennessee American Red Cross, said two volunteers left for West Palm Beach on Friday morning.

She said those volunteers will help set up shelters for people who have evacuated.

Two other volunteers are on standby to assist if needed.

She said they are getting the emergency response vehicle stocked with items needed.

If you're interested in helping the American Red Cross, you can learn more on their website

She said the best way to help volunteers is by making a monetary or blood donation. 

You can text "Dorian" to 90999.

The American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee is hosting a blood drive on September 13th.