One volunteer said he hopes to give people impacted by Florence a sense of comfort.
Elizabeth Anderson has been riding out the storm with 200 volunteers in an emergency shelter at a school in Myrtle Beach, distributing donated items and keeping children entertained.
That phone bank is now closed, but donations are still being accepted online.
Triano is CEO at the Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region, which includes Philadelphia.
The American Red Cross is holding at disaster-relief telethon Monday until 8 p.m. Mary Carol Yoshino is in North Charleston, South Carolina, where she's working at a shelter house located in a high school. She says besides providing people with food and shelter, The Red Cross also have mental health teams on hand to talk to victims. "So, the reward we get is being able to touch the lives of volunteers we send out in one way or another", said Annette Carlson, who is volunteering within the Red Cross offices in Minneapolis, coordinating resources and support for volunteers.
"Right now our main focus is safety and giving people a safe place to stay and something to eat", he said.
Red Cross emergency response vehicles from central Georgia embarked on their trip to the Carolinas, equipped with supplies, on Sunday. Some Red Cross blood drives have already been cancelled and additional cancellations are expected in the Southeast in the days ahead.
Blood donations are also critical during this time.
You can contact Shannon Cooper at 253-343-7690 for more information and specific addresses. "So our numbers should increase for people who didn't possibly evacuate, so we're increasing those numbers by about 30 percent".
If you can't volunteer you can always donate via their website at www.redcross.org, by texting 90999 or calling 1800-Red Cross. "As rivers continue to rise and hundreds of roads remain closed, our biggest challenge will be in getting help to where it's needed most", said Brad Kieserman, vice president of Disaster Services Operations and Logistics for the Red Cross.