'Part of something special:' Red Cross volunteers back from disaster relief missions

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Devastated. Shocked. Deserted. Thankful.

These are just a few of the words used by four Red Cross volunteers from Douglas County after being deployed to Texas for Hurricane Harvey and...

Rich Solheid (left) of Alexandria, a Red Cross volunteer, drove a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle around the Houston, Texas area after Hurricane Harvey hit that area. Helping him out is Red Cross volunteer, Chuck Reeves, from Knoxville, Iowa. (Contributed)
Juanita Bolinger of Alexandria (far right), stands with other Red Cross volunteers and a police officer at the Bay Harbour Church in League, Texas. Bolinger was deployed to Texas to help out following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Contributed)
Richard and Suzanne Sudmeier of Alexandria, both Red Cross volunteers, capture a quick selfie before Richard is deployed to the Virgin Islands. Suzanne was deployed to the Naples area of Florida following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. (Contributed)
Kathy Johnson of Osakis (left), waits with two other Red Cross volunteers, Carol and Jay Tomaseski of Gainsville, Georgia, to load the Emergency Response Vehicle with lunch for residents in the North Fort Myers area in Florida following Hurricane Irma. The food was prepared outdoors under tents for thousands of people affected by the hurricane. The outdoor ovens, grills, burners and fans were powered by huge semi truck generators. (Contributed)

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