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Lancaster resident and 17-year member of Crimson Cross of Mass. serving to aid efforts in Hurricane Ian


BOSTON — Steve Oskirko is not any stranger to the aftermath of disasters. He is in his seventeenth 12 months volunteering with the Crimson Cross of Massachusetts.

Now, the Lancaster resident says he’ll probably be paired in a staff of 4 to verify displaced South Florida households attributable to Hurricane Ian may have shelter, meals, and assets till the floodwaters subside. 

“I have been in nearly 40 of those now so the destruction goes to be horrible,” mentioned Oskirko. 

The devastation in southwest Florida has left folks with out electrical energy or consuming water, and houses have been flooded. Many individuals are struggling to get in contact with their family members down South, and miles of houses had been destroyed by floodwaters.

Whereas many evacuated for his or her security, Crimson Cross volunteers in Massachusetts are taking place there to assist.

Oskirko says he is unsure how lengthy he’ll be gone or the place he’ll be staying. All he is aware of is persons are in want, and he desires to assist. 

“We’re life security property safety,” Oskirko mentioned. “We week everyone secure within the shelters. We do some battle decision.”

Oskirko boarded a flight to Orlando on Saturday.

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